How I talk about science in fiction.

#SciCommJanuary 18, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

The science of Aquaman. How deep is Rapture? The ecology of Middle Earth. Here at Southern Fried Science, we love taking a hard-science detour into some of our favorite works of fiction. It’s good practice projecting known phenomena into hypothetical universes and figuring out how the mechanics of those worlds shape and are shaped by the […]

Monday Morning Salvage: January 16, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 16, 2017 • < 1 min read • 0

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Ruby Sea Dragons! For the First Time, a Ruby Sea Dragon has been filmed in the wild, and it is magnificent. Some SFS deep history: I got my start in marine science working in a seahorse lab. Seahorses are among my favorite animals. Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the […]

Small changes and new faces at Southern Fried Science

BloggingJanuary 6, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

We’ve got some small changes and new additions to the growing Southern Fried Science family. Due to their long and consistent commitment to maintaining the blog, Drs. Kersey Sturdivant and Chris Parsons have been promoted to the lofty and prestigious rank of Senior Correspondent. Congratulations! We’re also thrilled to announce the addition of a new […]

When I talk about Climate Change, I don’t talk about science.

#SciComm, climate change, Conservation, Natural Science, ScienceJanuary 3, 2017 • 2~2 min read

Climate Change is real. It’s happening now. And the best available data points to us as the cause. That the foundational science is settled is a point of unending frustration to scientists, science writers, and policy advocates who face continuous partisan push back, from whitewashing government websites to threatening scientists with legal repercussions for reporting […]

Monday Morning Salvage: January 2, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 2, 2017 • 1~2 min read • 0

Welcome to 2017 and the ninth year of marine science and conservation at Southern Fried Science! Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Alex Warneke knows exactly how to push all of my ocean outreach buttons: Low-cost teaching tools? Check! Hands on student engagement? Check! Open-source materials and datasets? Check! 3D Printing? Check! Meet 3D […]

Deep-sea Researchers Support Nomination of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

ConservationDecember 28, 2016 • 1~2 min read • 0

Early this December, the National Park Service announced that the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument made the short list for UNESCO World Heritage designation. Though hidden beneath the water’s surface, the Mariana Trench, a unique geologic and ecologic landmark and a natural treasure, dwarfs the Grand Canyon in scale and scope. The Mariana Trench is more than […]

Monday Morning Salvage: December 26, 2016

Monday Morning SalvageDecember 26, 2016 • 2~2 min read • 0

Welcome back! We missed a week while I was traveling across the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and Guam, so dig in and enjoy! Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) The Mariana Trench! It’s the deepest place on the planet and we’ve been all hands on deck sharing the latest science from the […]

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