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Twitter Ocean Chess, lessons from the Vaquita, awe of the deep, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: November 13, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageNovember 13, 20170

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Ocean policy news breaking this week. We’ll have a comment template ready to go when it does. Please check back. We can’t announce until we know exactly what we’re dealing with. Still time to register for OceanDotComm! Science Communication folks! Are you ready for OceanDotComm? Register now! Flotsam (what we’re obsessed […]

See a Great White Shark from the inside with OpenROV, Vaquita, Narwhals, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: November 6, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageNovember 6, 20170

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Science Communication folks! Are you ready for OceanDotComm? Register now! Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Go shark diving with OpenROV Trident and maybe get a bit too close an personal with a great white shark. Yes, that is the esophagus of a great white shark, in the […]

The most shocking, insightful ocean conservation solutions, as presented by a poorly-built Twitter bot.

#OceanOptimismOctober 4, 2017

We made a bot. It’s not a very good bot but it does prognosticate on novel ocean conservation solutions. @OceanCon_Bot has been running for almost a month and it’s produced some real gems. Solid, salt-of-the-earth, diamond-in-the-rough, gabbro-in-your-lab, bro, solutions. And these are among my favorites. We definitely need to stop presenting those condescending academics, but […]

How to help Houston, GameBoy SONAR, buy a lighthouse, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: August 28, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageAugust 28, 2017

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Hurricane Harvey is sitting over the city of Houston, dumping biblical amounts of rain and flooding nearly the entire metropolitan area. There’s lots of great organizations to donate to, but in the immediate aftermath, it’s often best to donate to local relief programs that already have a ground team […]

For science communication, hashtag games are a scientist’s secret weapon.

#SciCommDecember 15, 2015

#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly, #StupidCommonNames, #LOTRyourResearch. Hashtag games. A few times a week, these weird, funny, quirky wordplay challenges explode across twitter, driving the most serious, and sometimes even super-serious, tweeters to pause for a moment of levity and let you know what they think Jaws is really about. Goofy, whimsical, and extremely silly, one might wonder why scientists […]

A Guide to Tweeting at Scientific Meetings for Social Media Veterans

Blogging, Life in the Lab, ScienceDecember 13, 2013

A year ago, David Shiffman published How to live-tweet a conference: A guide for conference organizers and twitter users, an informative and exhaustive guide to using twitter to help promote scientific conferences. Since then, I’m certain you’ve internalized his lessons and become a veteran of the science twitterverse. Now that you’re among the top twitter […]

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