Favorite Publication: Abdel-Raheem & Allen (2019) Developmental Consequences of Temperature and Salinity Stress in the Sand Dollar Dendraster excentricus. Salma Abdel-Raheem is the Sightings Network Coordinator at The Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA. In the paper above, Abdel-Raheem & Allen highlight the work of E.E. Just from the early 1900s, who was the only African American developmental biologist that Abdel-Raheem came across in her literature review. He was one of two researchers who described the potential for the developmental phenomena that Abdel-Raheem studied for her undergraduate honors thesis. Mentions of his work was virtually absent in the modern literature - something that likely would not have been the case if he were a white researcher. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Lately I’ve been feeling like the tough times are never-ending and so it’s a good reminder to persevere. Finding a community would definitely help make people tougher than the times."