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Fun Science FRIEDay – Glaciers Lost in Time

UncategorizedJuly 29, 20160

Human induced climate change is real. It feels weird that I have to say that, but the overwhelming body of evidence suggest human activity post the industrial revolution is having irrevocable damage on our environment. One of the major implications of climate change is the loss of the polar glaciers (and subsequent sea level rise). Danish […]

Fun Science FRIEDay – Open-Acess Science for the Masses

Citizen Science, Fun Science Friday, marine science, Natural Science, oceanography, Oceanography for Everyone, Open Science, UncategorizedJuly 15, 20160

The oceans belong to all of us. With this simple statement in mind, the Oceanography for Everyone (OfE) project was launched with the goal of making ocean science more accessible. One of the biggest hurdles in conducting ocean science is instrumentation costs, and 4 years ago the OfE team began trying to make one of […]

The tuna that ate a seagull, and other bird swallowing marine megafauna

biology, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, sharks, UncategorizedApril 26, 2016

Once again, the internet is in a fervour over a rarely documented, but pretty common, animal interaction.  The video below shows fishermen at a pier in L’Escala, Spain tossing small fish to a tuna.  A nearby seagull went for the same fish and was ingested by the tuna, much to everyone’s surprise.  Naturally, the tuna spat out […]

Fun Science FRIEDay – Osprey Version of the Truman Show #ospreycam

biology, ecology, Fun Science Friday, Natural Science, UncategorizedApril 15, 2016

Do you ever get that feeling that you are being watched? I imagine that is what the ospreys at the nesting platform at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) must feel, if they notice at all. These birds have a camera that is trained on their nest 24/7 during the osprey breeding season (generally from mid-March […]

Making your scientific outreach go further

UncategorizedFebruary 3, 2016

Catherine Macdonald is the Executive Director of Field School, an interdisciplinary field science training program. She is also a fifth year PhD student at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami, and the Intern Coordinator for the Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC). Like a lot of the scientists I […]

Meet the Elasmobranch Society diversity scholarship winners

UncategorizedDecember 30, 2015

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 […]

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