More than a year ago, my office-mate Kevin introduced me to the world of Science Blogging. Behind the bit-thin veneer of a Google search lay a sprawling and vibrant community of scientists, educators, and communicators. A community I had been completely unaware. After a year on the inside, I’ve come to understand just how powerful these communities can be.
Many of you have heard about the Concordia, the sailing vessel that capsized last week with a classroom-at-sea aboard. While exploring the reports and blogs about the incident, I realized that another, equally awesome network of bloggers exists out there. A network that marine biologists should be engaged in just as much as Science Blogs. These are the Maritime Blogs.