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Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change
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Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change

Pope Francis released an encyclical on the environment in June, and your first thought was probably, “Should I care?”  Your second may have been, to quote 1920s presidential candidate Al Smith, “What the hell is an encyclical?”  Quick answers: 1) yes, no matter who you are, and 2) read on. Let’s start with the basics, … Continue reading

Megan’s Field Work Musings
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Megan’s Field Work Musings

Oceanographic field work has to take place in – you guessed it – the ocean. Most of the time, I sit at my computer and play with Matlab scripts and gigantic stores of data, but every so often one of my fellow Seim lab graduate students (and researcher at the Coastal Studies Institute) Mike Muglia … Continue reading

Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?
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Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?

Guest post by Sarah W. Davies Ph.D. In 2012 I spent a month on Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. It was here that my Ph.D. advisor Mikhail V. Matz, Line Bay from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS), and myself embarked on a research project that would end up … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Guy Harvey (Courtesy of Gainesville Coins)

Below is an interview with artist Guy Harvey. Thanks to Gainseville Coins (gainsevillecoins.com) for sharing the post with us. Dr. Guy Harvey is a self-made artist, an accomplished marine scientist who is heavily involved in conservation efforts, as well as a successful business owner. His brand has become widely recognized throughout the country, and indeed … Continue reading

Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm
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Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm

By now if you are a human (or cylon, I won’t judge) who has used the internet more than once, I expect you to have stumbled upon IFL Science. You probably come across it “on the regular” on your Facebook page. IFL Science is great for the lay person. It provides tons of scientific information … Continue reading

A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms
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A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms

Last Wednesday, our very own Kelsey Ellis defended her Master’s Thesis in front of a crowd of thousands of people. Just kidding, there weren’t quite that many people, but I’m sure it feels like that to a nervous student on the brink of one of the most stressful times of their graduate career. A ‘defense’ … Continue reading