February 22, 2015

7:11 PM | Geosonnet 26
A fibrous rock which lodges in the lung, Inhaling wisps of amphibole can kill. While chrysotile's damp mantle story's sung Asbestos brown and blue confuse us still. Sheared plutons from the Miocene contain Some common hornblende altered to cause death, What process can infect a rock so plain To make it threaten those who draw a breath? The saline alteration of the rock Iron oxidation turns to

February 20, 2015

12:19 AM | Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Sustainability Certificate Suspended
In 2012, the Atlantic spiny dogfish fishery became one of the first shark fisheries to be certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (the first was another dogfish fishery, this one targeting North Pacific spiny dogfish in British Columbia waters).  The MSC is the most well-known eco-certification group for fisheries, so this was a […]

February 19, 2015

4:34 AM | SciREN 2015!
Last week I took part in the 2015 edition of SciREN Coast, an event that brings together researchers and teachers to get marine science into the classroom.  This year’s workshop was even bigger and better than last year’s, with 113 teachers from 13 North Carolina counties.  There were also some new features added to the […]
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