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Archived Since:July 23, 2010

Blog Post Archive

That Which is Bright and Splendid

Guest Post: This past winter my good friend and excellent nature photographer Michael Ready and I were out exploring the Rocky Intertidal zone at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, Ca. While perusing through the rocky outcrops I happened upon a group of Hopkin’s Rose nudibranchs (what does one call a group of nudibranchs anyways?) […]

Pride, Actually.

It’s June, and that means the end of the NBA, the start of summer, and the celebration of LGBT Pride across the USA.  I must admit that Pride crept up on me this year.  I’ve recently returned from a long stretch of field work in Africa (another post soon on the toughest field work of […]

The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico

I recently returned from nearly two weeks at sea with a motley and intrepid crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico almost a mile and half deep.  You can read up on our adventures on our Reddit AMA. The main goal was to deploy nearly 200 wood falls on the deep-sea floor.  The work, funded by the […]

The Ancient Ocean of the Dakota Access Pipeline

You pull your old car to the side of the road, slow to a stop and turn the key: the fire in your engine dies. You step onto a flat, dim expanse, covered in a sleet-grey sky. You hear the grass shudder in waves across the plains, like the ghosts of a dead sea, frozen […]

Sharks for the Wee Lady Deeplings

There’s been an awesome explosion of science oriented clothes for girls in the past few years, spurred on greatly by the awesome success of Princess Awesome‘s Kickstarter campaign. They started with an outfit that definitely appealed to the DSN set – a pirate dress! Now Princess Awesome has returned to the sea with sharks! Check […]

What’s in a name? That which we call a Hopkin’s Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Guest Post: This little morsel is brought to you by Marine Biologist Jonathan Jones. I have had the pleasure, nay the privilege, to work with Johnny Jones for going on two years now. Currently completing his PhD at University of California, Santa Barbara- he has been critical to laying the framework in our understanding on […]

Pam DiBona: #IAmSeaGrant

With the publication of the current administration’s budget calling Sea Grant part of the “lower priority, and in many cases, unauthorized” parts of NOAA, we here at DSN are highlighting people who are or have been supported by Sea Grant. If you would like to share your story with us about why #IAmSeaGrant, please send […]

Ben Wetherill: #IAmSeaGrant

With the publication of the current administration’s budget calling Sea Grant part of the “lower priority, and in many cases, unauthorized” parts of NOAA, we here at DSN are highlighting people who are or have been supported by Sea Grant. If you would like to share your story with us about why #IAmSeaGrant, please send […]

Reddit AMA (Saturday May 27th): DSN on a boat, throwing wood in the ocean!

WE’RE ON A BOAT! That’s right, The Blogfather Dr. M and myself (Dr. Bik, Assistant Blogmaster?) are in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico AT THIS VERY MOMENT! To celebrate this awesome scientific cruise, we’re running a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session Tomorrow, Saturday May 27th from 8AM – 8PM Central Standard Time (Louisiana, USA […]

Ocean Science: Low Priority and Unauthorized?

Welp, the administration’s new budget is out, and science as a whole does not fare well. Ocean science get it particularly rough. Even at NASA, which seems to have escaped the most, is seeing the ocean-sensing PACE satellite cut. But it’s at NOAA where the ocean science really gets hit. Why?, well: “The Budget proposes […]

Beyond drug lords and conservationists: Who is missing in the coverage of the vaquita’s demise?

This is a guest post by friend and colleague, Dr. Tara Whitty. Dr. Whitty is currently a NSF SEES Fellow and Conservation Assessment Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC). Though I don’t normally run in the same circles as dolphin researchers, Tara is my one big exception. Her work is on the […]

Morning Zen: The infinite waves of Ray Collins

Using computer art magic, Armand Dijcks has turned the still photographs of Ray Collins into wonderful kinetic images of waves. Turn on full screen. Press play. Be soothed. Calm out.

Ocean Signs at the #MarchForScience

One of the beauties of the various marches for science around the world was scientists and science lovers really letting their inner science-punner out. Signs ran from the serious to the silly, but all carried a message of love for the oceans. I’m trying to collect as many as I can – so, please, post […]

We all Marched for Science

From sea to shining sea. Rebecca marched in Falmouth Jarrett marched in BostonCraig marched in New Orleans Douglas marched in Berkeley Douglas’s sign is a quote from the Life Aquatic Holly marched in Riverside Kim marched in Seattle Alex marched in spirit

Peak Poke? (Or, Our Choices Have Consequences)

One of my favorite urban myths is that at any point in time you are never more than six feet away from a rat.  Turns out that the reality is more like 164 feet away, but that’s just splitting rat hairs.  The point stands that where you find people, you find a lot of rats.  […]

On the Importance of Doing Science With Your Kids

I first met Kimberlee Leroux on a rare, rainy day on the beautiful Central Coast of California. We had both enrolled in a weeklong intensive course known as the California Naturalist Program. After dinner on the first night, all of the students, assorted ages and backgrounds, crowded around for introductions. As the circle made it’s […]

Remembering Dr. G. Richard Harbison

Walking into Richard Harbison’s office was like walking into a wizard’s house. There were jars upon jars of strange, beautiful, and grotesque creatures, big and small, floating in different colored liquids, packed all around the room. And the books! Oh my gosh the books. Towers of them. Teetering on the flimsy foundations of old manuscripts […]

The Writings on the Sea-Wall: Climate Science Alliance

As science communicators, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to translate the ramblings of the ivory tower into a relatable and accessible public dialogue. In my experience, our strongest ally in this endeavor lies in the artists, musicians, and storytellers within our communities. “The Writing on the Sea-Wall” series seeks to highlight the […]

The Return to Silent Spring

This is a guest post dually written by Nick Hayman and Dr. Violet Renick. Last week, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt denied the petition to ban chlorpyrifos, a highly noxious and widely used agricultural insecticide. Being acquainted with both of these scientist’s research on the deleterious environmental effects of chlorpyrifos, I asked them to fill our readers […]

If you love geophysical fluid dynamics, then you will love these foamy streaks in a lagoon

#Landsat8 saw fine, bright filaments on shallow, super salty #Garabogazkol yesterday.Bands of foam perhaps? This tweeter does not know. — NASA Ocean (@NASAOcean) April 5, 2017 This is the point in class where I raise my hand, jump up and down in my seat, and yell “ME! ME! I KNOW THE ANSWER!” Yes, the filaments […]

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