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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley slashes funding for coastal science and sustainable development

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJuly 12, 2012

Earlier this week, South Carolina governor and rising tea party star Nikki Haley cut all state funding for the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Sea Grant programs are a critical part of the United States’ marine and coastal research network. In addition to providing millions of dollars in scientific grants, the  national Sea Grant college […]

Shark reporting fail in my hometown newspaper

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksJuly 16, 2010

I was excited to see that today’s Charleston Post and Courier has a shark on the front page. The content of the article, entitled “Sharks Swarming“, inspired entirely different emotions. Much of the information it contains is either exaggerated to make the situation appear scarier than it is or is simply wrong.  Here are some […]