Film Friday: “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome” causes devastation in starfish populations
Oddities in the Ocean / Podcasts and Videos

Film Friday: “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome” causes devastation in starfish populations

Everyone seems to enjoy imagining what it must be like to have starfish’s limb regeneration capabilities: see earlier post here. But a mystery disease that causes a sea star’s arms to crawl away from each other until the star is literally ripped apart has been increasing in prevalence over the last several years: this video … Continue reading

Marine Scientists seeking broader impacts, this post is for you. The Ocean 180 Video Challenge is accepting submissions.
Science / Science and Communication

Marine Scientists seeking broader impacts, this post is for you. The Ocean 180 Video Challenge is accepting submissions.

We talk a lot about communicating science, changing perspectives, and increase scientific impact on this site. Today I want to let you all know about a wonderful opportunity to do all of these things– The Ocean 180 Video Challenge . (This is a guest post by Mallory Watson and theOcean 180 team)   Publishing your research … Continue reading

Marine Conservation in the News: Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know
Marine Preservation / Policy / Science

Marine Conservation in the News: Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Marine conservation has gotten a lot of press lately with President Obama’s plan to extend Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the release of a new study on seafood fraud, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s pledge to support ocean conservation (Hey Leo, let me know if you are looking for a marine scientist partner!). Here are a … Continue reading

Gotta Catch ‘Em All? The ethics of specimen collection for scientific research
How do we science? / Policy / Science

Gotta Catch ‘Em All? The ethics of specimen collection for scientific research

As a coral biologist/physiologist, the ethics of specimen collection for scientific research has been on my mind since day one. We do a lot of destructive sampling in this field. In order to make physiological measurements on a coral, the organism most often be sacrificed. I have seen many a freezer full of collected coral … Continue reading