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July 22, 2014

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3:28 AM | NC Shark Science in the News
The inshore shark survey got some press this week.  Reporter Josh Birch from WNCT rode along with last week’s night trip to capture some North Carolina shark science in action.  We caught a nice blacktip, and adorable baby sharpnose, and a decent-sized stingray on camera, and all three elasmobranchs got some face time during the […]

July 06, 2014

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11:50 PM | Summer of the Shark: Spring Cleaning
Well, that brief break from blogging escalated quickly.  Between a number of housecleaning tasks (both literal and metaphorical) and the onset of field season, I managed to let an entire month slip by without posting.  Which is not to say post-worthy things didn’t happen.  To prove that point, here is the first of many (hopefully […]

July 02, 2014

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1:33 PM | Geological Society of America announces a new early career award
The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology (MGPV) division has announced a new Early Career award.  Details are available here. Any GSA member can nominate a contender, using the process described in the announcement.  Any geoblogger who has bemoaned the unrepresentativeness of nominees for previous awards in various Earth Science

July 01, 2014

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1:42 PM | Don’t weaponize space
On the Planetary Society  website, the normally responsible and pro-science Planetary Society has posted an opinion piece by Louis Freedman and Tom Jones asking NASA to reconsider its refusal to fund the Asteroid Redirect Mission.  In short, this is a mission to kidnap a small asteroid from elsewhere in the inner solar system, and redirect it towards the earth, hopefully parking it in the most

June 30, 2014

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12:53 PM | Glaciers are all individuals!
Between 16 and 11 thousand years ago, the Fennoscandian Ice sheet, which once covered the greater Scandinavia area, collapsed. When coastal ice sheets disappear, they don’t just melt in place.  Rather, the outflow glaciers carry the ice to the sea, where it breaks off and floats away as icebergs, faster than snow in the interior of the ice sheets falls and gets compressed into new ice.  But the
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