Fathoms Below the C
Guest Posts / How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

Fathoms Below the C

Science job perk #4182: scuba diving at work.  In today’s adventure, guest blogger Larisa Bennett takes the plunge into scientific diving at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.  Read more about her semester with the Institute for the Environment’s Field Site program in her first two posts! We sleepily loaded our gear onto the R/V … Continue reading

Two Years of UNdertheC!
How do we science? / Science and Communication

Two Years of UNdertheC!

It’s UNdertheC’s second birthday!!  Two years ago, we made our Internet debut with this post about open-access publishing, and it’s been quite the adventure in science communication ever since!  We’d like to thank our loyal readers, from our grandparents to UNC folks to strangers who found us through Google.  With over 22,500 unique visitors to … Continue reading

Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean
Guest Posts / Marine Life

Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean

This guest post was written by Julie Geyer.  Julie is a research technician in Joel Fodrie’s lab at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, where her work focuses on the ecology of seagrass beds. She graduated from Cornell University in 2014, where she worked in both Nelson Hairston’s lab, as well as in … Continue reading

Why YOU Should Be Thinking More About Parasites
Guest Posts / Marine Life / Oddities in the Ocean

Why YOU Should Be Thinking More About Parasites

This guest post was written by Anastasia Quintana.  Anastasia is a 2nd-year PhD student at Duke (please don’t stop reading) who used to study marine parasite ecology at UCSB with Armand Kuris. Now she has switched fully into the social sciences, and studies with advisor Xavier Basurto how communities organize to manage their environmental resources. She is enthusiastic about … Continue reading

Superstitions at Sea: Why Bananas are Bad Luck
Guest Posts / The HumanitSEAS

Superstitions at Sea: Why Bananas are Bad Luck

This guest post was written by Becky Fitzula.  Becky, although an NC State graduate, has fallen into ranks as the Public Communications Technician at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS). She has spent most of her time digging through the archives to discover the rich history surrounding IMS, but on occasion she has been … Continue reading

Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?
Guest Posts / How do we science? / Marine Life / Science / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action! / Travel

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

For Fun / Guest Posts / Marine Life / Marine Preservation

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