Ocean 180 video challenge– A great way to work on broader impacts and teach the world about your new paper!
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Ocean 180 video challenge– A great way to work on broader impacts and teach the world about your new paper!

Ocean 180 is an NSF funded initiative run by COSEE Florida (Florida Center for Ocean Science Excellence). You may know COSEE as the group who graded and recorded every student presentation at the Benthic Ecology Meeting this year (read my post about Benthics here). In short, these guys are awesome. They promote science communication and … Continue reading

NPR interviews Harvey Seim, and I tell you why what we’re doing is awesome
Energy, News, and Climate / Science / Scientists in Action! / Technology

NPR interviews Harvey Seim, and I tell you why what we’re doing is awesome

[audio http://cpa.ds.npr.org/pre/audio/2014/03/BUOYWINDENERGY-FINAL.mp3] Our department’s chair and my adviser, Harvey Seim, talks to NPR’s Jared Brumbaugh about our research into the offshore wind energy potential in North Carolina. In the next few days, we will be able to launch two buoys that have been down for repairs for almost a year or so. Harvey describes some of … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014
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Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014

This past weekend I traveled to the 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. This years event was hosted by the University of North Florida. If you haven’t heard of them before, check them out. They have a nice new biological sciences building and they are doing some cool research! This was my first … Continue reading

Film Friday: Welcome to the Shark Circus (Gone Wrong)! When “trained” sharks attack…
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Film Friday: Welcome to the Shark Circus (Gone Wrong)! When “trained” sharks attack…

“Training” wild sharks to eat lionfish might sound like a good idea. But what happens if they are actually being “trained” to attack divers? Since the lionfish invasion hit the news, people have suggested that native predators will eat and control invasive lionfish. For more information check out our previous posts The Great Debate: Predators … Continue reading

Astro-Oceanographers and the Search for Titan’s Seas
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Astro-Oceanographers and the Search for Titan’s Seas

I’m first and foremost a marine scientist, but I’m going to admit something to you all–I’ve kind of got a thing going on the side with astronomy. I’ve been furtively watching the revamped Cosmos (Haven’t seen the show yet? Screw reading this post–head over here and watch it!) and reading about new Big Bang breakthroughs … Continue reading