Author Archives: rosswhippo

Two Weeks On Carrie Bow

I’m just wrapping up the annual MarineGEO monitoring and experimental campaign in Belize, and what a couple of weeks it’s been! This year, like previous years, we did Reef Life Survey (RLS) fish and invertebrate surveys in fore reef, patch … Continue reading

Posted in day job, marine biology, MarineGEO, research, Underwater Whippo Blog

An ARMS Load Of Critters

It’s the last week of MarineGEO-Hakai joint operations, and the creature tally is through the roof (1000+ at last count). Teams from the Smithsonian, Hakai Institute, and countless universities and field stations have gathered at Calvert Island on the British … Continue reading

Posted in day job, marine biology, MarineGEO, research, science, Underwater Whippo Blog

Gut Punch My Writing

Holding hands eating snakeskin sandwiches in front of an obelisk in the rain! OK, now that I’ve set the emotional tone… Earlier this month I stepped out of my warm blanket/secret laptop/encrypted file comfort zone and took a few hesitant … Continue reading

Posted in night job, Speculative Friction Blog, writing

A Day In The Life: Searching For Species

The first week of the MarineGEO Ola I ke kai biodiversity survey is complete, and what a week it’s been! All the various teams have come together: macro- and micro-invertebrates, fish collections, visual SCUBA surveys, algae, Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures … Continue reading

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The many critters of Kāneʻohe Bay

It’s day three of Ola I ke kai (aka: MarineGEO Biodiversity Survey) and the roll call of organisms we’ve identified is increasing at a breakneck speed. The participants have split up into six groups that either target specific groups of critters, … Continue reading

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Ola I ke kai

For the next two weeks MarineGEO is kicking off its newest site at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) in Kāneʻohe Bay with a massive biodiversity inventory effort called Ola I ke kai (Life Emanates from the Sea). Over 90 researchers … Continue reading

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Muse

There is a monster dozing under my bed. He’s big, furry, and a little bit squishy. I first noticed him about a year and a half ago, snoring lightly when I was trying to sleep in on the weekends; not every weekend, just … Continue reading

Posted in Speculative Friction Blog, writing