Darwin’s Paradise Lost
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Darwin’s Paradise Lost

Written by UNC Undergraduate Katie Overbey What do you think of when I say the Galápagos Islands? Maybe you think of a pristine, uninhabited, untouched natural habitat, populated with animals like the blue footed boobie and the Galápagos sea lion. Or you think of a tropical paradise with gorgeous beaches. Maybe it conjures up images … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014
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Top 5 Things I Learned at The Benthic Ecology Meeting 2014

This past weekend I traveled to the 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. This years event was hosted by the University of North Florida. If you haven’t heard of them before, check them out. They have a nice new biological sciences building and they are doing some cool research! This was my first … Continue reading

#SciREN– Marine Scientists and Educators of North Carolina Join Forces
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#SciREN– Marine Scientists and Educators of North Carolina Join Forces

If you follow us on Twitter, you have probably seen lots of content about #SciREN. If you weren’t at the workshop, let me tell you how it works. Marine scientists from North Carolina submitted lesson plans to the workshop and then met up at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (a great venue, by … Continue reading

My Un”Belize”able adventure with ReefCI
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My Un”Belize”able adventure with ReefCI

The following is a guest post from Aubrey Germ, an undergraduate student from John Bruno’s Fall 2013 Marine Ecology class at UNC-CH. By Aubrey Germ, senior undergraduate Environmental Health Science Major, Marine Sciences Minor Contributing information from Tracy Allen, Dive Master with ReefCI I watched helplessly as a giant wave crashed over the bow of … Continue reading

The World’s Most Famous Submarine Is Back In Action
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The World’s Most Famous Submarine Is Back In Action

Oceanographers the world over have done without everyone’s favorite submarine since 2011, when the submersible Alvin went in for a major makeover. But after a two-year-long spa day, the sub that discovered hydrothermal vents and first surveyed the wreck of the Titanic is back in the water and expected to be certified to dive in a … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at Science Online Oceans 2013
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Top 5 Things I Learned at Science Online Oceans 2013

Connect Outreach and Science As scientists, we need to start thinking of research and outreach as interconnected goals. The old paradigm within the scientific community has been “Do good work and it will speak for itself.” How about a new paradigm? Let’s try to change it to “Do good work and tell people about it.” … Continue reading