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Conservation Biologist Catherine Craig | Meeting the Minds

She hopes to save forests with silk

Catherine Craig, an expert on spider webs, holds up wild silkworm cocoons that have been washed, flattened and glued. Catherine Craig, an expert on spider webs, holds up wild silkworm cocoons that have been washed, flattened and glued.
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / July 7, 2008

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In 1972, Catherine Craig celebrated her 21st birthday at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, while she was studying with the famed primatologist Jane Goodall. Thirty years later, Craig returned, this time as a conservation biologist with a focus on evolution and ecology and a very particular subspecialty - spider webs. (Full article: 882 words)

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