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Hone your social media #SciComm skills with ocean science pros.

BloggingApril 14, 20170

Looking to boost your ocean outreach skills in a more formal setting? We’ve got two opportunities for social media training with ocean science and ocean communications experts from Southern Fried Science: LUMCON Summer Course: Join me at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium on the Gulf Coast for a week-long workshop on Science Communication Using Social Media led by […]

Here’s what top science news stories of the year listicles said are the top marine science news stories of the year

BloggingDecember 23, 2016

Year-in-review news roundups are one of my favorite parts of December. I really enjoy remembering all of the interesting and inspiring things that happened over the past year, especially after a rough year like this one. I especially enjoy “top science news of the year” roundups, and I was pleased to see marine science stories make the cut […]

The Worlds First Empirical ‘How-To’ Get Into Graduate School Book

Academic life, Education, Personal Stories, publishing, Science publishingDecember 15, 2016

Many years ago as a graduate student at the College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, my former officemate (Noelle Relles) and I came up with a novel idea: take all the disparate information out there about strategies for getting into graduate school in the natural sciences and coalesce them into a single […]

Diversity is Resilience

#OceanOptimism, BloggingNovember 14, 2016

We stand at a crossroads. Southern Fried Science has occupied a unique niche in the online ocean community. We have defended commercial and recreational fishers as often as we have opposed them. We have at times stood behind ocean conservation policy and at times pushed back against excessive legislation. We have criticised those within our […]

I trained a recursive neural network on old Southern Fried Science posts, then asked it about the future of ocean conservation.

BloggingSeptember 27, 2016

Over the weekend, I decided to try my hand at some deep-learning using recurrent neural networks to create a text-writing bot trained on old Southern Fried Science posts. After 48 hours of training, the Southern Fried AI was born. This is what it has to say about the future of ocean conservation. In the future, […]

Ocean Outreach in an Evolving Online Ecosystem: Exploration wants to be shared

Blogging, Conservation, Environmentalism, Oceanography for Everyone, Open ScienceAugust 11, 2016

This is the transcript of the keynote I delivered at the Fourth International Marine Conservation Congress in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It has been lightly modified for flow. Read Act II: Transforming the Narrative. Now I want to shift gears and look towards the future, where we’re going, and what tools are available to help us […]

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