Hear That?! New Podcast Highlights Ocean Science
Energy, News, and Climate / Guest Posts

Hear That?! New Podcast Highlights Ocean Science

Looking for another great platform to get your ocean science fix?  Every Tuesday you can catch a brand new episode of my Ocean Allison Podcast, where I interview individuals working to better understand and protect our watery planet.   Much like the creators of this blog site, I am passionate about ocean science communication. I … Continue reading

How to Apply to Grad School in Marine Science
How do we science? / Science and Communication

How to Apply to Grad School in Marine Science

Graduating from college can be a daunting adventure.  Your friends may be getting jobs, joining the Peace Corps, or living with their parents.  But maybe you’ve decided to go to grad school!  Hopefully you have some clear motivations and experience for doing so.  Now, how do you start?  Luckily, your friends at UNdertheC have all … Continue reading

Mimicking Nature: Seagrass Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay
Guest Posts / How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

Mimicking Nature: Seagrass Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

This guest post was written by Rachel Wimmer. Rachel is a senior at the College of William & Mary studying biology and marine science. She works in the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science studying seagrass ecology under Jon Lefcheck. She also serves as an EcoAmbassador for W&M’s Committee … Continue reading

Shark Conservation in St. Maarten
Guest Posts / Marine Life / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action! / Uncategorized

Shark Conservation in St. Maarten

Written by Emma Park. Emma is an undergraduate at UNC who spent her winter break working with The Ocean Foundation. Over part of winter break, I traveled to the eastern Caribbean to work with Hello Ocean, a nonprofit that showcases ocean conservation work through a series of online videos. I helped with the production of … Continue reading

What you need to know about Japanese Whaling
Guest Posts / Marine Life / Marine Preservation / Policy / Uncategorized

What you need to know about Japanese Whaling

This article is a guest post by ODU undergradaute Ben Maxie. Ben works in the Barshis Lab and studies the evolution of stress tolerance in corals and other organisms.  Despite an adverse but nonbinding vote by the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Japan has sent a whaling fleet south to Antarctica. The fleet left on December … Continue reading

#NoFilter: Oyster restoration and its challenges
Guest Posts / Marine Preservation

#NoFilter: Oyster restoration and its challenges

This guest post was written by Ben Maxie. Ben is an undergraduate researcher at Old Dominion University who studies zooxanthellae genetics with Dan Barshis. Aside from marine biology, he is interested in beer brewing, car modification, and hiking. In a small refuge in the Elizabeth River near the Chesapeake Bay, my colleagues and I trudged … Continue reading

Field Site Students CCCCz the Days
Guest Posts / How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

Field Site Students CCCCz the Days

A positive outlook (and willingness to get dirty) is exactly the attitude you need to be a marine scientist! Larisa Bennett talks about research being conducted at UNC Institute of Marine Sciences this semester by UNC undergraduate students in her latest guest post. From freezing cold water to covered in mud, this field is not … Continue reading

New Tech to Help Clean Ocean Plastic
Guest Posts / Marine Preservation / Technology

New Tech to Help Clean Ocean Plastic

This guest post was written by Ben Maxie. Ben is an undergraduate researcher at Old Dominion University who studies zooxanthellae genetics with Dan Barshis. Aside from marine biology, he is interested in beer brewing, car modification, and hiking. It’s estimated that 4.8 to 12.7 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the oceans per … Continue reading