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In South Louisiana, Seafood Means Hope

#OceanOptimism, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 19, 20180

This blog post and photo slideshow was created during OCEANDOTCOMM, an ocean science communication event, and supported by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) The theme of OCEANDOTCOMM was Coastal Optimism.  In many ways, South Louisiana is seafood- a trip here isn’t complete without eating some gumbo, oysters, or crawfish. Only one state (Alaska) lands […]

This month’s 3D printed reward is a megalodon tooth! Here are 5 things to know about megalodon.

Education, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 14, 20180

I recently unveiled a new tier of Patreon rewards: 3D printed shark and ray models! For $17 per month, you will get a monthly 3D printed educational model of different shark or ray parts in the mail, and you’ll be supporting my efforts to provide these models to schools for free. The first month’s reward […]

Announcing new Patreon rewards: 3D printed shark and ray models!

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 9, 20180

Want to support public education about sharks and rays while getting some one-of-a-kind elasmoswag? Sign up for my latest tier of Patreon rewards! Each month, you’ll receive a 3D printed educational model highlighting various aspects of shark and ray biology in the mail. These models will include: Shark teeth Components of shark jaws Stingray spines […]

Have you heard the good news about shark populations? Shark population increases are cause for #OceanOptimism

Challenging the Conventional Narrative, Conservation, Conservation policy, Environmentalism, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, Underrepresented Issues in Marine Science and ConservationFebruary 28, 20180

Did you know that some shark populations have declined due to overfishing? Did you know that some once-declined shark populations have recovered? If you’re like my twitter followers, it’s likely that you’ve heard the bad news, but have not heard the good news. Why does this matter? It’s important to share bad news so that […]

Canada proposed revisions to the Fisheries Act. Here’s how science and conservation experts reacted.

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceFebruary 7, 2018

Yesterday, the government of Canada announced some proposed amendments to the national Fisheries Act. The full text of the proposal can be viewed here. So far, it’s gone through the First Reading in the House of Commons (for my non-Canadian readers, here is what that means). I reached out to fisheries and conservation policy experts across […]

A year of snot-oozing, carcass-scavenging, slime eels: Hagfish Science in 2017.

biology, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceDecember 27, 2017

Hagfish. You love them. I love them. The owner of this sedan has no choice but to love them: 2017 was a big year for hagfish science. Big Ideas (the ecologic paradigms that hagfish shifted)  Heincke’s law is one of those ecologic principles that more often acts as a foil for rejecting the null hypothesis […]

17 amazing and important things about sharks and rays that scientists discovered in 2017

#SciComm, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 22, 2017

2017 was… yeah. Of all the years I’ve lived through, 2017 was definitely one of them. Anyway, some interesting things happened in the world of shark research. Here, in no particular order, are 17 amazing and important things that scientists discovered about sharks and rays over the last year. 1 Sharks can switch between sexual […]

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