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September 03, 2014

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3:57 PM | Seal Scientists And Other Savvy Ways To Gather Marine Data
If you were assembling a marine research team, would you get a seal or two on bo...
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3:38 PM | Back in action!
My dear Seanetters,  Thank you for your forbearance during my shockingly long break from blogging. Vacation was a big part of it, but I also finished the Field Guide to Beached Birds of the Southeastern United States (in the hands of the printer right now!) and I also started a new job, which has caught […]
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3:38 PM | #14: Roseway Basin - Part Deux
After receiving two pop-up acoustic buoys from JASCO Applied Sciences and a much needed respite on Cape Sable Island from rough seas, we set out at a reasonable time on the 19th to begin our second leg of surveying Roseway Basin. A few hours into our transit to our northern track line, our eagle-eyed team on watch spotted a distant blow and flukes. It took a few more surfacings, but then our
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1:39 PM | Great white shark movements at Geyser Rock
Michelle Wcisel is a Zoologist specialized in predator/prey behaivour and the Scientific Communicator for EDNA Interactive.  She has spent the past 4 years studying the behaviour of white sharks and Cape fur seals at Geyser Rock, ‘Shark Alley’, South Africa.     Animal movement is often shaped by natural barriers; a fish can’t leave the river it swims […]
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8:00 AM | magnified-world: Zooplankton Retrieved from a blog that I don’t...
magnified-world: Zooplankton Retrieved from a blog that I don’t know the language of
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8:00 AM | magnified-world: Zooplankton Retrieved from a blog that I don’t...
magnified-world: Zooplankton Retrieved from a blog that I don’t know the language of
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6:00 AM | meanguignphotography: mad-as-a-marine-biologist: Baby...
meanguignphotography: mad-as-a-marine-biologist: Baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish in egg case (on a sock?!) - Daniel Geary  Hey guys, my friend Dan is becoming a super talented underwater photographer. He refuses to get Tumblr, much to my dismay. Let’s try and convince him otherwise. Hands up if you’d like to see him post his stuff on Tumblr. FINE now i have one… YOU GUYS IT WORKED! We got Dan on Tumblr! Now go follow him and force him to post more of his amazing shots! […]
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6:00 AM | meanguignphotography: mad-as-a-marine-biologist: Baby...
meanguignphotography: mad-as-a-marine-biologist: Baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish in egg case (on a sock?!) - Daniel Geary  Hey guys, my friend Dan is becoming a super talented underwater photographer. He refuses to get Tumblr, much to my dismay. Let’s try and convince him otherwise. Hands up if you’d like to see him post his stuff on Tumblr. FINE now i have one… YOU GUYS IT WORKED! We got Dan on Tumblr! Now go follow him and force him to post more of his amazing shots! […]

September 02, 2014

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11:19 PM | Breaching Blue Chapter 2: Sisters of the Reef
So, after thinking about it for the last 24 hours, I’ve decided to release the a chapter of Breaching Blue every day this week. Enjoy. And, if you don’t enjoy, blame Shiffman. Tornus examined her new home. She had claimed the highest vantage, the last cavern below the sunbreak, so she could watch her sisters moving […]
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9:44 PM | Getting it Right – after Publication: A Multifunctional Journey?
Sometimes, you have to publish a paper to have the hit-yourself-in-the-head revelation of the real right answer. Earlier this year, along with a great cohort of colleagues, I birthed a really neat piece summarizing how you can look at simultaneous … Continue reading →
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5:26 PM | What you need to know about World Shorebirds Day: Saturday, September 6th
My husband isn’t happy about this … But, recently, I have found a new love of birds. It’s because we live in the woods and not near the ocean, so those flighted friends have stolen my heart just like fish did back some many years ago. My husband thinks it is hysterical since we grew […]
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1:18 PM | MCAF at Work: Tagging Giants, Part 2
The Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund helped support the satellite tagging of manta rays off the coast of Mexico, led by Josh Stewart of the Manta Trust. This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists and grassroots organizations all around the world as
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12:54 AM | MCAF at Work: Tagging Giants
The Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund helped support the satellite tagging of manta rays off the coast of Mexico, led by Josh Stewart of the Manta Trust. This post is one of a series on projects supported by the Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund (MCAF). Through MCAF, the Aquarium supports researchers, conservationists and grassroots organizations all around the world as

September 01, 2014

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8:49 PM | Breaching Blue: Because Mermaids are the new Vampires.
Originally posted here: Attack of the paranormal mermaid romance novel: Why you should never, ever lose a bet to David Shiffman, the mermaid novel has taken some surprising turns in the last few months. I recognition, I’ve decided to repost the significantly revised first chapter to entertain. Happy Labor Day, US readers! They drifted, mindlessly, in […]
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7:08 PM | #13: A Whale-Sized Donation
Since 1998, Irving Oil has shown support for the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale by partnering with the New England Aquarium Right Whale Research Program and providing funding necessary to run our field research projects. In addition to their 2014 funding, this year Irving Oil ran a campaign on Facebook for our program. Facebook users could show support for right whales while also
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12:34 PM | Animal dating profiles from Sun and Moon
Check out this “What would an animal online dating site look like?” cartoon from the fabulous Rosemary Mosco of Sun and Moon (science and nature cartoons). Love the status of the sawfish. Username for a horseshoe crab on a dating site? Limulus love, of course!
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8:57 AM | hey! i just joined tumblr and found you looking through the 'ocean science' tag! i'm from puerto rico and am going to plymouth uni to study ocean science! finding this blog made me as happy as a clam :)
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8:57 AM | hey! i just joined tumblr and found you looking through the 'ocean science' tag! i'm from puerto rico and am going to plymouth uni to study ocean science! finding this blog made me as happy as a clam :)
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August 31, 2014

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9:43 PM | #12: Roseway Basin- the first leg
On August 15, a team including Moe, Philip, Kelsey, Marianna and Kari left Campobello Island for an offshore trip aboard the Shelagh, captained by Joe. Destined for Roseway Basin and slated to last two weeks, the Shelagh was packed to the brim with food, supplies and equipment. After a few days of loading and orienting ourselves to the boat, we left around noon on Friday and began surveying after
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3:27 AM | Just wanted to drop a note saying your blog is awesome- especially your "about" section and your story. It's an inspiring story that demonstrates your determination and dedication to reach your goal! I know you have influenced many young viewers to chase their dreams and passions! Take care and I followed!
Thank you! I appreciate that - but I have to give credit to all those who influence(d) me to chase...
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3:27 AM | Just wanted to drop a note saying your blog is awesome- especially your "about" section and your story. It's an inspiring story that demonstrates your determination and dedication to reach your goal! I know you have influenced many young viewers to chase their dreams and passions! Take care and I followed!
Thank you! I appreciate that - but I have to give credit to all those who influence(d) me to chase...
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3:24 AM | Hi, can you explain me the tooth formula in elasmobranch as rajids ? or any autor please
Nope. I had to look up what a rajid was! Also, this sounds like asking the answer to homework - and...
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3:24 AM | Hi, can you explain me the tooth formula in elasmobranch as rajids ? or any autor please
Nope. I had to look up what a rajid was! Also, this sounds like asking the answer to homework - and...
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2:58 AM | Check out the FAQs and ‘My journey to Marine...
Check out the FAQs and ‘My journey to Marine Biology’, and the advice tags incase someone else asked a similar question :)  Anichanchu - I had to take both to get into the University course I wanted. Check with what requirements are needed for the degree you want, but I’d recommend both! 
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2:58 AM | Check out the FAQs and ‘My journey to Marine...
Check out the FAQs and ‘My journey to Marine Biology’, and the advice tags incase someone else asked a similar question :)  Anichanchu - I had to take both to get into the University course I wanted. Check with what requirements are needed for the degree you want, but I’d recommend both! 
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2:47 AM | HI! To start off I just want to say that I love your blog, but I do have some questions. I'm a senior who just decided that I want to switch my major to Marine Biology. What colleges/universities did you apply to for this? This information will really help me a bunch! P.S. There will be more questions in the future, but this was all I could think of at this point.
Hi! Thanks for the question. You can read about my journey to marine biology and then marine...
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2:47 AM | HI! To start off I just want to say that I love your blog, but I do have some questions. I'm a senior who just decided that I want to switch my major to Marine Biology. What colleges/universities did you apply to for this? This information will really help me a bunch! P.S. There will be more questions in the future, but this was all I could think of at this point.
Hi! Thanks for the question. You can read about my journey to marine biology and then marine...
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2:44 AM | When female angler fish release eggs, do the parasitic males (at least, whats left of them) release the sperm into the water, or directly into the females? Is the fertilization process internal or external?
I believe it’s internal but not all species’ males remain fused to the female after...
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2:44 AM | When female angler fish release eggs, do the parasitic males (at least, whats left of them) release the sperm into the water, or directly into the females? Is the fertilization process internal or external?
I believe it’s internal but not all species’ males remain fused to the female after...
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2:35 AM | Sea Pig is weird. Sea Pig can swim. Keep it up Sea...
Sea Pig is weird. Sea Pig can swim. Keep it up Sea Pig.  Nautilus Live 
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