The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the 2011 fall semester. Each successful REU applicant will receive a stipend, room and board. Travel expenses will be covered by the REU program. Tough choice…your broken . . . → Read More: Undergrads, Want to Be a Marine Biologist for a Semester?
An upcoming meeting was brought to my attention. Let’s just say the subject made me squeal a bit. I’m as giddy as school kid with a new Aquaman lunchbox. Molluscs! Symbioses! Vents! It may be way more awesomeness that one meeting deserves. You scientist types should definitely attend this one because the only thing that . . . → Read More: Mollusks Who Take Advantage of Others and the Scientist Who Study Them
December was a crazy month for me and I totally FAILed on getting the word out about Wandering Weeta’s great Circus #57. Go there and check out all the fantastic spineless writing. This month’s host is the Cephalove blog. Yet another assortment of superb suppositions on spineless stuff. February will be hosted at Shell and . . . → Read More: New Circus of the Spinelesses Are Up!
Today we unleash a new feature for all of our followers. Deep-Sea News Weekly is a regularly updated Twitter-based newspaper based on the dialogue of 50+ marine scientists, marine research institutes, and ocean conservation organizations. Are you an ocean Twitter? Leave me a comment with your Twitter handle below to be added to the . . . → Read More: Deep-Sea News Weekly
If you want to read my latest post you will have to head on over to SouthernPlayalisticEvolution, the most original and novel form of web outreach in science to drop on the nets. I’m just sayin’.
A who’s who of marine scientists describe exploring the deep and their encounters with bioluminescent creatures. Encounters with Bioluminescent Creatures at the Smithsonian website. Hat tip to Chris Mah for pointing this out.
In case you haven’t already read it, head over to Southern Fried Science where WhySharksMatter delivers an elegantly written, sincere, and ultimately balanced letter to John Boehner. Boehner is the soon-to-be Speaker of the House and will be leading the Republican majority on a predicted anti-climate change agenda. As a scientist, however, I am deeply . . . → Read More: An open letter about climate change
I wrote a piece on the plight of our favorite “winged” mollusc, the pteropod, in arctic seas over at Scientific American’s guest blog. [...] To grasp how our input of CO2 feeds back upon polar foods webs we can use the unassuming pteropod mollusk, commonly called the sea angel because of its modified wing-like (ptero-) . . . → Read More: To Catch a Fallen Sea Angel: How a Mighty Mollusc Detects Ocean Acidification
The “Chilean Edition” available at Oceana's Beacon! Click on image to head on over and read some fantastic watery writing!
Spooktacular Circus of the Spineless edition 56! Click on image to head over to Cephalopodcast to check out some great writing, backbone not required. Next month the Circus stops at Wanderin Weeta, send submissions to wanderinweeta at gmail dot com. I am looking for hosts for March and beyond, please keep this long-running Circus long . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless – Spooktacular Edition!