Who is the REAL Queen Bee? A shrimp!
For Fun / Marine Life / Oddities in the Ocean / Science

Who is the REAL Queen Bee? A shrimp!

This week I was interested in writing about something wacky in marine systems. Being an ecologist, I tend to discuss organisms and their environment. So as I brainstormed what to write, I thought back to my time as a research technician at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) with Dr. Emmett Duffy.  While working … Continue reading

UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List
For Fun / Marine Preservation / Science / Science and Communication

UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List

The winter holiday season is quickly approaching, which if you’re lucky means some extra free time away from work or school. Here at UnderTheC, we have compiled a recommend reading list of some of our favorite science related books to keep you occupied and entertained!   Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime by Ellen Prager (Justin) NPR article … Continue reading

Beating the Grad School Blues
For Fun / Funsies / How do we science? / Science and Communication

Beating the Grad School Blues

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Ecology program at UNC-Chapel Hill. This semester, I have been teaching, taking classes, mentoring, and also working on my first manuscript from my current research. Exciting, right? Well, not exactly. It is stressful and sometimes just hard to keep up with everything. At times, it is … Continue reading