I know, its Friday. You’re probably staring at the the clock, or worse, stalking people on Facebook. Today, instead of passing on a viral video or irreverent internet meme, I’m going to encourage you to procrastinate FOR SCIENCE! Sci Starter is a directory of citizen science projects around the world – scientists are looking for . . . → Read More: TGIF: Procrastinate, watch deep-sea videos, help science!
Was just sent these great informative short videos about research being done to understand how climate change affects coastal communities. Coastal organisms live in areas with much day to day variation. There are the changing tides, the amount sun exposure, and also shade from tidal zone seaweeds and rock crevices. This makes coastal animals, like . . . → Read More: California Coastal Climate Change Research
If this comic makes you laugh, perhaps you should become a marine biologist. Note the lack of dolphins. ARRRRR ME HEARTIES!!!! So ye want t’ be a pirate, t’ sail the open sea searching for booty – what? You said a marine biologist? Oh. Well, sailing the open sea searching for booty is actually prohibited . . . → Read More: So You Want to Be A Marine Biologist: Deep Sea News Edition
Me inside the Johnson Sea Link (2004). Today, Scott Olson published an editorial at TCPalm, a local news site for Palm Beach area on some very deep misgivings that all of us in deep-sea biologist have regarding the state of Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and its assets – the Johnson Sea Link submersibles. It was . . . → Read More: The Ship, The Sub, The Shuttle – We Should Blame Ourselves
There’s a research cruise underway right now to study the impacts of radiation release from the Fukushima disaster in Japan, using the UNOLS/U. Hawaii ship R/V Kaimikai-O-Kanaloa. You can read the overview here and follow the at sea blog of the 17 researchers here. The cruise features scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic, U. Tokyo, U. . . . → Read More: Follow along with Fukushima researchers
My new personal research website is now up. If you have some free time head over and take a look around. I have everything about my research and every single one of my publications in pdf format. Some of those are great reads with a nice glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo on a rainy night. You . . . → Read More: New Website
Sea turtles do it. Ocean liners do it. Charles Lindbergh did it. Even a Zeppelin can do it. Can an autonomous robot do it, across the North Atlantic Ocean… underwater? The journey across the Atlantic has always been an historic one. Now marine scientists are preparing what may be the first autonomous crossing by an . . . → Read More: Robot glider to make Trans-Atlantic journey
Karen, myself, Anne-Marie, Talia, Meredith from the panel. Rick and Vanessa are out of frame. After a most wonderful lunch (thanks Science Online sponsors!), it was time for the first of two sessions I was co-moderating. This session was a fun one to plan and execute on how to post from strange places. Co-organizer Karen . . . → Read More: Science Online ’09: Blogging Adventure