Applications now open for the Elasmobranch Society’s diversity in marine science initiative

Academic life, Education, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksSeptember 15, 2016 • 1~2 min read

The American Elasmobranch Society, the world’s oldest and largest professional society focusing on the scientific study and management of sharks and their relatives, is now welcoming applications for the 2nd year of our Young Professional Recruitment Fund diversity initiative. Awardees will be given one year of Society membership, in addition to specialized professional development training, […]

How to follow along with CITES #COP17 on twitter

biodiversity, Conservation, Natural Science, ScienceSeptember 10, 2016 • < 1 min read

On September 24th, the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) begins. I’ve made a Storify guide to government agencies, scientists, activists, and environmental non-profits who will be tweeting updates from the event. If you want to follow along with these important conservation debates and votes […]

Bill that would ban SCUBA divers from feeding sharks in U.S. waters introduced in Congress

Blogging, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJuly 15, 2016 • < 1 min read

Some SCUBA diving operators use bait or chum to attract sharks so that their customers can get an up close and personal encounter. A new bill that would make this practice illegal in all U.S. waters has just been introduced into Congress. Section 3 of S. 3099, the “Access for Sportfishing Act of 2016,” contains the […]

New book by Doc Gruber raises money for shark research

BloggingFebruary 16, 2016 • 2~2 min read

After a week of teasers, the Bimini Biological Field Station (“Shark Lab”) has finally unveiled the secret of #SharkDocSharkLab. It’s a book written by Sonny “Doc” Gruber, the founder of Shark Lab (and the first President of the American Elasmobranch Society, and an overall legendary figure in the world of shark research)! “Shark Doc, Shark Lab” […]

Meet the Elasmobranch Society diversity scholarship winners

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2015 • 2~2 min read

This summer, the American Elasmobranch Society announced a new diversity initiative.We were thrilled to receive over 100 applicants to our Young Professional Recruitment Fund! Of these: 67% were female 64% were not citizens of the United States, and citizens from 30 countries applied 33% were from an ethnicity other than white/Caucasian, with a plurality (15%) of Hispanic/Latino […]

How I decide whether or not to give an interview to a journalist

#SciCommOctober 28, 2015 • 1~2 min read

I’m quite selective about what journalists/ publication I’ll agree to an interview with, as well as what topics I’ll agree to speak about. I turn down ten or so interviews for every one that I agree to give, though I will often recommend alternative experts for journalists to interview. First and foremost, if I don’t have time, […]

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