Shubenacadie Microbiome Map
Our team was only able to obtain our samples due to our partnership with Shubenacadie wildlife park. Because of this, we have decided to how our appreciation by creating an interactive map detailing the animals’ microbiomes by geographical location at the park. To a general audience, the microbiome can be a very abstract concept since bacteria are rarely viewed as part of an internal ecosystem. This map is intended to make bacteria more tangible by letting people compare animals, their diets and their microbiomes. To use the map, hover over an animal habitat for a cursory look at their microbiome. For a more in-depth look and a brief description of the animal’s diet, click on the habitat.