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The New Header Images

We’ve replaced the old “walkway through swamp” header with a series of rotating headers highlighting different aspects of our lives and sciences. Since, we’re throwing out the old site and bringing you a bigger, stronger, faster, smarter Southern Fried Science, I’d thought I’d take this opportunity to show off the new headers and give y’all a little insight into our reasons for using these images:

“The Jellies” was taken by me at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Invertebrates have a special place in my heart.

“Barnacles” was taken by me  on Carrot Island, NC. This log was submerged long enough to be fouled before coming to shore.

“Girl with Horses” was taken by me on Carrot Island, NC. My student was quietly writing when a herd of ponies wandered by.

“The Lab” was also taken by me on Carrot Island, NC. This is the view of the Duke Marine Lab from across the water.

“Cayuga Lake” taken by Amy while sailing in the Finger Lakes, NY. Water is a critical part of life, even in the frozen northlands.

“Devil’s Courthouse” taken by Amy while hiking in Pisgah National Forest.  It provides a scenic view including 5 states.

“Dune Grass” taken by Amy while doing fieldwork.  It’s a patch of grassy sand currently slated for development.

“Grayson Highlands” taken by Amy after a cloudy day of hiking. The state park is home to wild horses like Shackleford Banks.

“Neusiok Mushrooms” taken by Amy in the Croatan National Forest.  Small and ordinary, but still beautiful.

“Life on the Yongala” taken by David in Ayr, Australia. Australia’s greatest maritime disaster and most popular dive site.

“Cruisin’ on by” taken by David in the Cayman Islands.  A stingray gracefully swims by him and his father while diving.

“Endless forms most beautiful”  taken by David in the Turks and Caicos. Coral reefs support beautiful and bizarre animals.

~Southern Fried Scientist

Grayson Highlands was taken by Amy after a cloudy day of hiking.  The
picture just doesn’t do the actual view justice, with orange streaks
coming from the clouds. The state park is home to wild horses much
like the closer Shackleford Banks.

Deep-sea biologist, population/conservation geneticist, backyard farm advocate. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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