The future is now…?
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The future is now…?

Satellites hovering hundreds of miles above earth; underwater autonomous vehicles traveling through the ocean; drones collecting snot above whales; and robots that move like fish; what do all of these things have in common (other than sounding like some futuristic world where robots and computers have completely taken over)?? Turns out, all of these things … Continue reading

Wildlife biology: The computing skills that you need to know
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Wildlife biology: The computing skills that you need to know

This post is a sort of follow-up to an earlier post, “Getting Started with Bioinformatics”.  Two years ago, if I were to read that post, I would’ve thought that while bioinformatics if obviously powerful, it is not that relevant to me as someone more inclined in “classic field-based wildlife biology”. In such a profession, I … Continue reading

4 Ways Advances in Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Marine Science
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4 Ways Advances in Virtual Reality Can Revolutionize Marine Science

Virtual Reality (VR) has had an arduous and disheartening history over the past several decades, but things have recently been looking up. There are many reasons you aren’t currently able to play Fallout 4 in a computer generated landscape projected right onto your eyes, but the foremost probably comes down to limitations in technology. VR … 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

Megan’s Field Work Musings
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Megan’s Field Work Musings

Oceanographic field work has to take place in – you guessed it – the ocean. Most of the time, I sit at my computer and play with Matlab scripts and gigantic stores of data, but every so often one of my fellow Seim lab graduate students (and researcher at the Coastal Studies Institute) Mike Muglia … Continue reading