Ocean Story Slam

We know you all have good stories from the field, of your crazy colleagues, or simply of what crazy shenanigans happen in otherwise tedious lab time. Not to mention, your actual research should be tell-able in story form, so…

In the honor of narratives in science, I propose an OCEAN STORY SLAM!

Plus, I know you all love competitions.

Curious? Check out my intro at YouTube. Please submit yours in reply.

What is a story slam, you ask?

Well for those of you who have attended poetry slams, it functions the same way. Basically, you get up and tell a story in the most animated way possible. You’re judged on content and delivery and in the end, someone is declared story master. For examples, visit The Moth website.

In this particular case, you should record yourself and post in on YouTube as a response to my intro. Winners will be decided by the fry-entists and announced on March 1st. Winners will receive some sort of blue crab paraphernalia. So get recording!

~Bluegrass Blue Crab


  1. Pam · February 15, 2010

    Here’s our contribution (the video at the top of the post):


    It’s about a typical day in the lab (and an outbreak of a rare bottlenose dolphin disease…)

  2. Jason R · February 16, 2010

    There is also Ocean Voices, an effort to “collect the voices of people around the world recounting their personal experiences with the ocean.”

  3. Christie · February 26, 2010
  4. Miriam · March 2, 2010
    • WhySharksMatter · March 2, 2010

      Silly west coasters and your different time zones…

    • Bluegrass Blue Crab · March 2, 2010

      Hey, it says your video’s private.
      But yes, it was in under the deadline 🙂

  5. WhySharksMatter · March 2, 2010

    Also, my webcam broke, and I’m going to try to borrow a friend’s. Sorry, Amy.

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