Project Oratsimba
Guest Posts / Marine Life / Marine Preservation / Policy

Project Oratsimba

This is a guest post by Elyse Dankoski, a neurobiologist at the University of North Carolina. She recently spent 3 months in southeast Madagascar volunteering with Azafady’s Conservation Programme. This fall, I lived in a small community on the southeast coast of Madagascar called Sainte Luce. Sainte Luce is remote even by Madagascar’s standards, and … 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

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