Globo is one of the major television networks in Brazil and they are airing this week a special segment on the Darwin and the Adventure expedition aboard the Tocorimé. It is very exciting to see how the production came out. It is all in portuguese except for the English speakers’ interviews. I don’t know . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure: the Brazilian TV Show!
Tocorime Tocorimé shipboard molecular lab. Sunday was a big day. We had our first sail, set up the molecular lab on board, did a practice plankton tow, and met the rest of the workshop participants (more on the workshop in the next post). We were picked up early in the morning and taken out to . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 4
On Saturday, we had logistical operations all day. We needed to finalize our plans for Monday’s workshop and discuss operations with the Tocorimé organizers. The crew of the Tocorimé have been such an amazing and invaluable resource. Their enthusiasm for the project has been spiritual at times. The lovely Adriana and Markus have a can . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 3
South Rio de Janiero, looking down from Parque Nacional de Tijuca. Thursday saw an early morning arrival of a bleary-eyed american to Rio de Janeiro. After making a somewhat easy trip through immigration and customs and picked up my bag (containing suspicious looking molecular biology contents that no one in the US or Brazil seemed . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 1
In only a couple weeks The HMS Beagle Project will conduct a feasibility study for doing modern oceanographic research aboard a sailing ship. The Brazilian tall ship Tocorimé will serve as the analogue HMS Beagle. I am honored to say that I will serve as the modern day counterpart to Charles Darwin. My position will . . . → Read More: Following in Darwin’s Footsteps
Karen James, director of science for the The Beagle Project, has published a letter (subscription required) in the taxonomy journal Zoologica Scripta outlining the reasons that The Beagle Project is a timely, relevant, and necessary scientific endeavour. It is no surprise that Deep Sea News has solidly stood beside The Beagle Project from the beginning. . . . → Read More: A Flagship for Science in a New Age of Sail
Speakers (always set to bootliquor.com internet radio), box of vent Zoanthids, marine invert clock by Emily Damstra, postcard from Norway from the Beagle Project's Karen, SCAMIT 2009 calender, Bush-chimp halloween card from parents, bulk supply of coffee beans, Sigg bottle. In a previous post I mentioned how awesome Emily Damstra‘s marine invertebrate clock and SCAMIT‘s . . . → Read More: New Additions to the Office
Peter McGrath, one of the project’s founders, brought my attention to the Beagle Project. The goal is to build a replica of the Beagle and sail it in 2009 along Darwin and Fitzroy’s original route. The mission appears to be threefold: public outreach, education, and science. One of the scientific goals is a biological assessment . . . → Read More: I am quite tired having worked all day at the produce of my net