Florence, Saffir, Simpson, and the Tricky Nature of Humans
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Florence, Saffir, Simpson, and the Tricky Nature of Humans

Taylor Asher is a PhD student in Marine Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. Taylor works in Rick Luettich’s lab where his research focuses on hydrodynamics and statistical and physical flood hazards.      As IMS gets back on its feet and Carolina rivers’ waters finally fall, a familiar narrative arises:  If Hurricane Florence, which made landfall … Continue reading

Life with Kids: A Grad Student Perspective
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Life with Kids: A Grad Student Perspective

Martín Benavides is a PhD student in Marine Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the variability of coastal shark communities in both time and space.  He is also interested in the movement ecology of sharks in estuarine systems. Martín is a proud father of two boys and provides a unique prospective to … Continue reading

Uh oh, Vibrio: Not your grandma’s bloomers
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Uh oh, Vibrio: Not your grandma’s bloomers

This guest post is by Rachel Canty. Rachel is a Master’s student at UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. Her research focuses on coastal microbial ecology, specifically on competing different strains of the human pathogenic bacterium, Vibrio vulnificus, against one another. Rachel’s claim to fame is that she once swam on a relay with Katie Ledecky (5-time … Continue reading

Teaching marine science in schools is essential
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Teaching marine science in schools is essential

This is a guest post written by STEM education consultant Chris Anderson. Chris writes the science education blog Science Over Everything.   70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean. The oceans contain 97% of the Earth’s water and are home to 50% of the Earth’s species. And while 40% of Americans live in … Continue reading

Science on the high seas
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Science on the high seas

Here at UNC Marine Sciences, we have a really cool program that allows graduate students in the department to nominate and then select a seminar speaker to come to the university and give a talk. It’s a unique opportunity for students to select a speaker that not only conducts interesting, world-class research but that also … Continue reading