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Southern Fried Science needs your help!

For more than 5 years, Southern Fried Science has shared incisive, clever, humorous, informative, and educational ocean science and conservation stories. Our content has always been free, and, with the exception of one brief experiment, ad-free. Our writers are volunteers. Our tech support donates his time and expertise to keep the site running smoothly  (for transparency’s sake, Andrew does the site maintenance and conducted the recent complete redesign of the site) . Our most senior members pay our server hosting fees out of pocket. Southern Fried Science occupies an important niche in the marine science and conservation community.

We’ve grown. Last year we brought in over 1,000,000 unique visitors. Growth comes with additional costs, in both hosting fees and maintenance time. Our budget isn’t huge, but it is tight.

If you enjoy this site, please consider contributing a few dollars to help cover our costs. We’ve set up a few different option on the Support Southern Fried Science Page. You can subscribe to make a recurring monthly payment (expires after 12 months) or a one-time donation. Donations will go towards server hosting costs, compensating our tech support for his time, and funding exciting new projects.