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STRAIGHT TALK with Courtney Mattison “Our Changing Seas: An Atlantic & Caribbean coral reef story” (2013) in the foyer of the NSU Oceanographic Center. Glazed stoneware and porcelain; fiberboard; steel; enamel and acrylic paints; epoxy. Image © Courtney Mattison. As an artist, Courtney Mattison derives inspiration from environmental science and marine biology, creating work which rasies awareness of the vulnerability of flora and fauna of the ocean under the constant threat of climate change, ocean acidification, and pollution. 24 SciArt in America December 2013