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March 14, 2019 – The blog for our upcoming trip to Antarctica just went live! You can follow along as we explore seaweed gradients up and down the Antarctic Peninsula this April on our page at National Geographic Open Explorer.
February 26, 2019 – The stars have aligned and I was able to make it to the Pacific Northwest Dive Safety Officer meeting today hosted by the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Great to see dive professionals from all over the PNW representing academic institutions, aquariums, and government organizations!
February 22, 2019 – I’m in Orlando, FL this weekend for the AAUS spring board of director’s meeting. Lots of Academy business to take care of!
February 13, 2019 – This week I spent two days at the Oregon Coast Aquarium training to become an Oregon Marine Reserve survey diver! With any luck I’ll be out in the field counting fish, invertebrates, and algae at one of the five coastal reserves very soon.
January 24, 2019 – My photo of a sunflower star in a British Columbia seagrass meadow is featured on the cover of Ecosphere this month!
November 16, 2018 – The work I did on invertebrate metacommunities in seagrass meadows as a Masters student has just been published in Ecosphere! Find the open access article here.
October 11, 2018 – This week I’m in Lake Tahoe for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Annual Symposium. About 140 participants from all around the world are gathering to share their scientific diving knowledge and expertise!
Every month I’ll post an exciting open-source paper related to marine ecology. I’ll also post a work of speculative fiction to keep the creative juices flowing….
And the paper and story for March 2019 are:
Flipping for food: The use of a methane seep by tanner crabs (Chionoecetes tanneri) by Seabrook et al.
Marauding megafauna in the deep sea! How much nutrition does an abyssal methane seep contribute to benthic mobile consumers?
The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula Le Guin
What is the price of utopia? Do the needs of the many always outweigh the needs of the few? A classic philosophical perspective on what we are willing to sacrifice to preserve our way of life.