Remember when sexism in science died? Me neither.

Field Notes from the FutureJanuary 28, 2016 • 2~2 min read

On January 1, 2016, the Southern Fried Science central server began uploading blog posts apparently circa 2041. Due to a related corruption of the contemporary database, we are, at this time, unable to remove these Field Notes from the Future or prevent the uploading of additional posts. Please enjoy this glimpse into the ocean future […]

One of the world’s rarest birds is also the squee-est

#OceanOptimism, Conservation, ecologyAugust 19, 2015 • 1~2 min read

Introducing the spoon-billed sandpiper: Spoon-billed sandpipers are migratory wader birds that breed in the sub-Arctic and winter in southeast Asia.  Best estimates point to less than 100 breeding pairs left in the wild due to a decrease of breeding habitat in the Arctic and increase of bird-hunters in Asia.  Don’t worry, this is a story about #OceanOptimism…

To dyke, or not to dyke: A debate coming to a town near you

#DrownYourTown, climate change, Conservation, marine scienceJanuary 23, 2015 • 2~2 min read

Finally, President Obama’s state of the union called out Congress’s problem with climate change. Their denial is merely a symptom of overall scientific ignorance, a simply medieval issue that has temporarily stalled many great nations’ progress throughout history. Yet, President Obama’s points about climate change and it’s relevance to the nation gives one hope that […]

Seals use signals from acoustic tags to find fish

Blogging, Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceDecember 4, 2014 • 2~3 min read

Michelle Jewell is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive.  She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, ‘Shark Alley’, South Africa.   Anyone who has worked with seals knows they are crafty critters that will always find the easiest […]

Agents of seal: stealthy seals use subsurface structures to sneak by sharks

Blogging, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksNovember 18, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Michelle Jewell is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive.  She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, ‘Shark Alley’, South Africa.   Predators are highly influential in ecosystems because of the many top-down effects they can have.  The most […]

Great white shark movements at Geyser Rock

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 3, 2014 • 2~2 min read

Michelle Wcisel is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive.  She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, ‘Shark Alley’, South Africa.     Animal movement is often shaped by natural barriers; a fish can’t leave the river it swims […]

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