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More than 100 shark scientists, including me, oppose the cull in Western Australia

UncategorizedDecember 23, 2013

Following the tragic fatal bite of surfer Chris Boyd, the government of Western Australia has again proposed a misinformed policy that would harm populations of threatened animals without making surfers or swimmers safer. By targeting any large shark that swims within a specific area, including endangered species and species not considered a safety risk to […]

Submit your short marine science or conservation films to the Beneath the Waves Film Festival

UncategorizedDecember 17, 2013

The Beneath the Waves Film Festival, a student run film festival that brings scientists, filmmakers, and the interested public together,  is now accepting submissions for the 2014 season! Any short film (less than 15 minutes) about a marine or coastal topic is welcome, including shorts by professional filmmakers, video abstracts by researchers, student films, and […]

Inaugural post: issues facing Puget Sound Chinook salmon

UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2013

cat(‘Hello, world!\n’) I’m Iris, and I used to blog over at From Alevin to Adult. An alevin is a newly-hatched salmon and, as you might guess, my current research is fairly salmon-centric. I’m studying factors that influence estuarine and early marine growth of salmon, and how growth links to overall survival. Salmon are anadromous, meaning […]

On Vacation

UncategorizedNovember 29, 2012

Southern Fried Science is taking its annual December Blogcation. A few pre-scheduled posts will leak through over the next week, but we’ll resume regular service in January. In the meantime, please check the Best of SFS page for our favorite posts from the last 4 years. Feel free to use this comment thread to wish […]

New England Fishery Management Council calls for “legal way to kill more elasmobranchs”

UncategorizedNovember 7, 2012

The New England Fishery Management Council‘s Groundfish Advisory Panel (GAP) met recently in Peabody, Massachusetts to discuss plans and priorities for the coming year. NEFMC, one of 8 fisheries management councils in the United States established by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, is tasked with creating management plans for local fisheries, which must be […]

Presidential Endorsement: On ocean conservation issues, the choice is clear. Obama 2012

UncategorizedNovember 2, 2012

On Tuesday, after what seems like an eternity of campaigning, millions of Americans will head to the polls to vote for our next President. Voters will consider numerous important issues, such as the economy, national security, and the endorsement of Lindsay Lohan. Recent polling indicates that Americans are split, and the election is expected to be […]

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