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Surviving a Double Hurricane (a first person report of the Puerto Rico disaster by Heather Cooke)

Personal StoriesNovember 6, 2017

Heather Cooke graduated with an environmental science degree from George Mason University and studied marine biology. She is now a dive instructor and runs Culebra Divers on Culebra Island. This article was written during brief moments of power on Culebra Island. As General Manager of Culebra Divers in Culebra, Puerto Rico for the last 2.5 years, […]

The many, many ways I screwed up my first science crowdfunding campaign.

Blogging, funding, Personal StoriesSeptember 26, 2017

It’s been over five years since Kersey Sturdivant and I launched Oceanography for Everyone – The OpenCTD, my first attempt at crowdfunding science. Over the years, that initial effort has grown into Oceanography for Everyone, a community of researchers, educators, and citizen scientists, and has created new open-source tools for open-source, open-science hardware. The OpenCTD is […]

How to spot a scam shark documentary producer

Personal Stories, Popular Culture, Public perceptions of wildlife, Science Life, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationJuly 24, 2017

Many aspects of science-ing are not explicitly taught, and scientists become accustomed to mastering the deep end.  While this tactic can make you stronger, there are situations where the deep end is a vulnerable place where nasty critters are very happy to take advantage. One such area?  How to handle being contacted by “producers.”  In […]

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

BloggingApril 14, 2017

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 […]

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