Battle lines are drawn and chemical warfare commences between alga (left) and coral (right). Img: Jennifer Smith I was lucky enough to attend an all-day workshop today, just down the road at Georgia Tech, where Prof. Mark Hay organised the Teasley Symposium on the interactions between corals and seaweeds on reefs. Like many, I was . . . → Read More: Turf wars
[This is a repost originally published at my old blog, DeepTypeFlow] A grain of sand represents many things to a baby turtle. While still within the egg, sand represents a roof over your head, protection from the desiccating sun and from predators, and a blanket to keep you warm and level until its your turn . . . → Read More: To see the world in a grain of sand – movement from a turtle hatchling’s perspective
Ten days ago I had a conversation with Dr. Mark Hay from Georgia Tech where he was at the Aquarius ReefBase habitat on the bottom of the Florida Keys and I was at the ice breaker for the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums meeting hosted at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. We were talking about . . . → Read More: A conversation with Mark Hay aboard the Aquarius habitat
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is holding its annual conference in Atlanta this week (Twitter #AZA2011) and at tonights iceabreaker event at Georgia Aquarium, we’re going to try a live cross to the Aquarius ReefBase habitat off the Florida Keys. ReefBase, which is a NURC and UNCW initiative, is the only underwater lab in . . . → Read More: ReefBase broadcast tonight!
It’s getting to that time of year again. It’s hot here in Atlanta, and really hot down in Mexico, where, in between the tropical storms and occasional hurricanes, dog days are settling over the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s also the time when whale sharks begin to gather in big numbers off the coast, not far from . . . → Read More: Spotting the difference between whale sharks
A couple of weeks back I did a radio interview for Georgia Tech’s public station WREK 91.1. With permission from the hosts of Inside the Black Box, Pete Ludovice and Bill Hung, I am posting the interview in parts online. Here’s part one: ITBB1, in which I talk about the history of Aquariums as scientific . . . → Read More: Science in a fishbowl