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Michael Doig is a science teacher, web developer, and avid traveler who lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Did I Find The Luckiest Squirrel?

A few months back I posted photos of a white squirrel I saw in Brooklyn. I even asked what a Punnett square might look like for the white gene.

Well the Gods have spoken.

While I was browsing the swap meat over at Coudal Partners I came across a great pair of posters from moimoi designs showing how rare white squirrels really are.

From Coudal Partners:

This pair of prints features a punnet square and network diagram examining the albino squirrel. One poster features explanatory text and a family tree, while the second poster illustrates 20,000 squirrels, one of which is white, a bold depiction of the odds of seeing a white squirrel in nature. The odds of a Biology-Graphic Design double major are just about the same.

White Squirrel Posters

I love the mash-up between design and science. Visualizing data is the way of the future, it makes plain data more interesting and digestible. I’m trying to figure out where I can put these posters in my living room to show off my inner science geek.