A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part II)
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A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part II)

Check out A Scientist at Sea: California Current Research Cruise (Part I) as well! This research cruise is about halfway over and we find ourselves within sight of Big Sur, off the coast of southern California. Everyone is searching, frantically, for water. The dark irony of it hasn’t escaped the scientists aboard the R/V Melville—we’re … Continue reading

Film Friday: “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome” causes devastation in starfish populations
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Film Friday: “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome” causes devastation in starfish populations

Everyone seems to enjoy imagining what it must be like to have starfish’s limb regeneration capabilities: see earlier post here. But a mystery disease that causes a sea star’s arms to crawl away from each other until the star is literally ripped apart has been increasing in prevalence over the last several years: this video … Continue reading

Living with Diatoms Part I: A Marine Science Podcast!
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Living with Diatoms Part I: A Marine Science Podcast!

Today I have something a little different to share–my first ever podcast! It’s diatom-themed (of course) and in it I discuss what diatoms are, what it’s like to research them, and why you should care about them in the first place. I’m far more used to writing blog posts than creating something audio-based, so this … Continue reading

Film Friday: Sunfish from the Sky
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Film Friday: Sunfish from the Sky

With finals week upon us, all those affiliated with a university may be feeling a little exhausted at the moment.  If the internet has taught us anything though, it’s that there’s nothing like a fun animal video to lift your spirits/help you procrastinate.  This clip combines the improbably buoyant sunfish with a little inspiration as … Continue reading

Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today: How a simple snail intersects neuroscience and marine biology in exciting ways (Part III)
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Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today: How a simple snail intersects neuroscience and marine biology in exciting ways (Part III)

This is the third and final installment of our guest blog by Kevin Wolfe, a PhD student at TAMUCC How marine science benefits by studying a simple brain   The biomedical benefits of studying Aplysia are fairly obvious; learning about the human brain is easy using a simpler analogue. Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and … Continue reading