We’re excited for another guest post from Kim Martini here at DSN (read previous posts here). Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. You can find her on Twitter at @rejectedbanana. Make sure to comment below and welcome her to DSN. While the rest of the DSN scientists all seem . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: North, to the Arctic Ocean!
Science is about discovery, observation and understanding, but it doesn’t always proceed smoothly and inexorably towards success. Real science, especially RealBiology®, is often messy and complicated, and the real challenge of being a biologist is distilling out of that sloppy chaos some meaningful patterns that might advance the field. I am with a team from . . . → Read More: Notes from the field: Mexico whale shark research 2012
It’s no secret that we here at Deep Sea News are huge nerds. I can hear the outraged cries through my computer screen – “No, not the Deeplings!” – but guys, IT’S TRUE. What you probably don’t know is that Dr. M and I are HUGE Firefly fans. (For those of you who don’t know, . . . → Read More: Shiny! Top 10 reasons why seafarers love Joss Whedon’s Firefly
Bathyscaphe Trieste I asked, “What were the events that lead to you to dive the Marianas Trench?” Don Walsh one of two men to first visit the deepest point of the world’s ocean and one of only three to succeed at this responded quickly. “I found myself there for all the wrong reasons.” Don Walsh . . . → Read More: I Am Science with the First Man to Dive Challenger Deep
This is a guest post from Alexis Rudd, who is a doctoral student at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on the island of O’ahu. Her research uses sound to study the distribution and behavior of dolphins and whales in Hawaii, in partnership with Young Brothers interisland shipping company. It seems as though most people . . . → Read More: Guest Post: True Confessions of a Dolphin-Loving Marine Biologist
I had forgotten about the Order of the Science Scouts of the Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique. Stickers in our swag bags at Science Online quickly brought this back to my attention. Below is a list of my current badges and the activities I have participated in to achieve them. Members are: not opposed . . . → Read More: Dr. M’s Merit Badges for the Order Of The Science Scouts
As I hope you are unaware, yesterday was the annual No Pants Subway Ride. I am shocked, SHOCKED that these people can make light of pantlessness, a serious condition that affects 7 out of 10 female marine scientists*. Oh, sure, no pants on the New York subway is easy, but when you are retrieving . . . → Read More: Gear Review: Red Ants Pants (Work Pants for Women)
A big yellow section from a floatation platform was found off Miami yesterday. Ryan Haines from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami is trying to locate the owners. Email us here at DSN (email@example.com) if this is your lost gear. Also in the DSN lost and found box are 4 empty bottles of beer, . . . → Read More: Does This Belong To You?
For background on the EPR Chronicles, see this post. The expedition was also recorded online at the Field Museum during this time (before science blogs!) and includes dispatches, videos and photos! Sunday 11/23/03 4:00 am Last dive was on Saturday. It was dive 3941, that makes it 16 dives we had out here on the . . . → Read More: The EPR Chronicles XIII
For background on the EPR Chronicles, see this post. The expedition was also recorded online at the Field Museum during this time (before science blogs!) and includes dispatches, videos and photos! Wednesday 11/19/03 3:30 am I love the warm winds of the tropical ocean. They caress me & run their invisible fingers me through my . . . → Read More: The EPR Chronicles XII