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March 23, 2014

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3:10 AM | is there a specific name for a marine biologist that works with turtles?
Turtle biologist?  Any one with another answer chip in here.
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3:08 AM | How would I go about becoming a marine veterinarian? Do I take classes for vet studies and then find a school that has programs for being a marine vet? I know I want to be a marine vet but I have no idea where to start to become one! Any advice or links would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
The marine vet I know now runs a marine vertebrate research and conservation NGO - but he started...
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3:05 AM | • The Qualifications and previous experience required?• Personal Qualities required? How much money do you receive in a week?• How much money do you receive in a year?• How often do you write reports?• What type of experiments do you do?
• The manners required for me to answer your question • None of your business • None of your...
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3:01 AM | Hey :) I'm studying marine biology at Newcastle Uni and am particularly interested in public attitudes towards conservation/management. I was wondering how positive your interactions with local stakeholders had been in your work? What would you say has been the biggest barrier to public involvement? Thanks :) love your blog!
Hi - thanks for this question! No one asks me about the conservation side!  I think I’d find...
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2:50 AM | I'm currently studying to be a marine biologist as well as taking many other classes (junior in high school). I was wondering if, as a marine biologist, you could shed some light on this question: Would I be better off earning a low salary as a marine biologist? OR Earning a higher salary as an engineer or something more typical? I want to have a happy, comfortable life. I'd be happy as a marine biologist, but I don't think I would have enough money to be comfortable.
Ah, the eternal question of a marine biologist - this is one we all ask ourselves, but cannot answer...
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2:43 AM | I'm a 3rd year marine biology major studying at UC Santa Cruz. I feel like everyone in my upper divs came into the major with already so much experience with diving and traveling, but I simply have not had the money to be on par. Do you know of any ways to gain these types of experiences without shelling out a ton of cash?
Travelling can be super cheap if you are willing to keep it cheap and leave all your creature...
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2:18 AM | Hi, I'm 13 and really want to be a marine biologist any college recommendations?
Hi Anon,  Thanks for asking, I don’t know what country you live in - but try the list we put...
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2:16 AM | I hope this doesn't come off the wrong way, but are you saying people SHOULDN'T want to work with whales or dolphins? I want to study the feeding behaviors of humpback whales and hearing that other marine biologists frown upon people that want to work with whales is kind of upsetting :/
NO absolutely not. That anon told me that they wanted “to swim with whales all day” and...
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1:14 AM | Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up – Defenders of Wildlife Blog
DeFazio leads 73 Members on bipartisan letter urging Interior Secretary Jewell to maintain critical gray wolf protections; wolf advocates bring strong opposition to Wednesday’s Idaho Fish and Game hearing; Wolf control board moves through Senate. See on www.defendersblog.orgFiled under: Nature … Continue reading →

March 22, 2014

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10:01 PM | Wolf OR-7 Expedition
The Wild Peace Wolf OR-7 Expedition is an adventure to celebrate the remarkable journey of an ordinary wolf named OR-7. Follow the adventure Spring 2014. . . . . Garry Rogers: OR-7 traveled 1,200 miles in 42 days to become … Continue reading →
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5:46 PM | Journal’s Mealy-Mouthed Retraction of Lewandowsky Paper
There may be reasons to be uncomfortable with the publication of Lewandowsky et al.'s Recursive Fury paper, but the reasons for its retraction are far worse. [more]
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4:56 PM | Keith vs Nafeez
Nafeez Ahmed and Keith Kloor are having a feud about Nafeez's widely reposted piece about a graduate student's small desktop model. I think they are both wrong in revealing ways. Still, I have to say Keith is closer to the mark on this one. The Motesharrei study is not big news, and Nafeez's success in going viral with it is part of the problem, not part of the solution. [more]
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2:59 PM | The Beauty and Fragility of Nature – Living with Fire (USGS) – YouTube
A compilation of scenes taken out of the original version of the USGS film, Living with Fire, to produce the 11 minute final available on the web. The final … . . Garry Rogers: Halsey correctly points out that invasive … Continue reading →
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1:13 PM | Hi:) I am a junior in highschool and I was wondering what I should do now if I were to become a marine biologist.. I specifically want to work with Dolphins and Seals:)
Don’t take this the wrong way, but most marine biologists are really deterred by the attitude...
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12:34 PM | hello! My name is Demy Melgar, I live in New York City. I'm currently in my first year of college, I want to study marine biology, anything and everything related to the ocean is my passion. My college does not have a marine biology program/major. I'm looking for advice, what would you recommend, transferring to a school with a marine bio program or finishing college with my b.s in Biology and then get my masters in marine bio? I'm very unsure about this, I really want to make the best choice
Check out this question on my FAQs.  I’m not sure one is better than the other. I was advised both...
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4:18 AM | STOP the Proposed Silurian Valley Wind/Solar Project!
Dear Readers and friends of the California Desert, I need your help opposing the proposed Silurian Valley Solar/Wind Project which is slated for development southeast of Death Valley National Park…. See on michaelegordon.wordpress.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:00 AM | New Green Fins website: Making responsible diving accessible to everyone
New Green Fins website: Making responsible diving accessible to everyone: savephilippineseas: One...

March 21, 2014

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3:54 PM | Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (March 21st, 2014)
My recent study about Kingsnakes and Copperheads (which I describe here) is getting some attention in the press, like here, here, here, and here. But, not everybody's convinced: check out what John Jensen thinks about the study here in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Tell him what you think about that below. Ever caught a turtle on a fishing line? You're not alone: check out my recent
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2:20 PM | Injunction Sought to Halt Unnecessary Caltrans Highway-widening Project in Remote Northwest California
See on Scoop.it – Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News (#EcoSciFi)Caltrans Ignores Impacts to Smith River Canyon, Coho Salmon EPIC along with several other conservation groups filed for a preliminary injunction in federal court today to halt construction of a Caltrans … Continue reading →
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2:12 PM | Wolf Peer Review Public Comment – Defenders of Wildlife
Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally proposed to remove federal Endangered Species Act protection for nearly all gray wolves throughout the United States. But after an independent peer review board unanimously decided that the best available … Continue reading →
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11:45 AM | Photo of the Week – March 21, 2014
During the big sandhill crane migration spectacle each spring, about 600,000 cranes stop by to visit the Platte River.  Most of them stick around for a few weeks, put on as much body fat as they can, and then head north … Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | reginasworld: Worms by Alexander Semenov
reginasworld: Worms by Alexander Semenov
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12:48 AM | Study Shows What Mexican Gray Wolves Need to Survive – Defenders Blog
And, for the model to work, there must be at least three populations with this movement happening between them. The good news is that this is possible, provided that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes two additional populations and … Continue reading →
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12:39 AM | Don’t give up on Australia’s endangered species
David Lindenmayer: It’s defeatist to say that some plants and animals should be allowed to become extinct. Here are five things we can do to help save them See on www.theguardian.comFiled under: Nature Conservation
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12:38 AM | Namibia: Esau Considers War Against Seals
“THERE are about 1,2 million seals along Namibia’s coast – 16% up from 1993 figures – and consisting out of 26 colonies, according to the last survey figures from 2011.  The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau, views … Continue reading →
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12:00 AM | griseus: gud nait! 
griseus: gud nait! 

March 20, 2014

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10:26 PM | World’s Forests Lost to Clearing and Road Expansion
Roads to Ruin The world’s last surviving wildernesses are under assault–from unbridled road expansion.  That’s the key message of a press release today, distributed on the International Day of Forests (March 21). Current estimates suggest that, by 2050, we’ll have … Continue reading →
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6:53 PM | Namibia: Esau Considers War Against Seals
“THERE are about 1,2 million seals along Namibia’s coast – 16% up from 1993 figures – and consisting out of 26 colonies, according to the last survey figures from 2011.  The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau, views … Continue reading →
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5:28 PM | The Amazon.com of Japan is the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat
Countries around the world are burning ivory stockpiles. It’s a powerful symbol against the illegal trade in elephant tusks that resulted in as many as 30,000 elephant deaths last year. But those demonstrations can only be so effective when a … Continue reading →
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5:27 PM | Alley & Mann Op-Ed in Local Paper
Richard Alley and Mike Mann have coauthored a defense of climate science for their local newspaper. [more]
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