Southern Fried Science
Founded in 2008, Southern Fried Science is a blog by some marine science graduate students in the Carolina’s who love the ocean, science, conservation, philosophy, education, debate, and controversy. We talk about whatever topics catch our interest at the moment and believe that nothing is so sacred it cannot be criticized.
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Inspirational, beloved marine biologist Dr. Eugenie Clark passed away at the age of 92 on February 25, 2015. She touched a lot of lives in her very full career. Here's how ocean twitter reacted.
You have probably heard that as the global climate changes due to human influence the sea surface is going to rise and the oceans will get warmer and more acidic. The bit about the oceans increasing in acidity is particularly troubling because it implies calcium carbonate based organisms (oysters, snails, corals, etc.) will simply dissolve […]
Dr. Mickey von Dassow is a biologist who studies how biomechanics affects development-environment interactions. He received his PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, studying how fluid flow affects colonial marine animals. As a postdoc (U. of Pittsburgh), he studied the mechanics of tissue movements that shape amphibian embryos. Currently he is a guest research […]
Dr. Edward Hind is a marine sociologist who specializesin the research of local ecological knowledge. He has spent the last five years investigating how the knowledge of fish harvesters may support marine management in both Ireland and the Turks and Caicos Islands. He was recently a lecturer at the School for Field Studies and is […]
It is widely accepted that the world around us is changing, and as a result the organisms that exist adapt with that change or are resigned to the fossil record. Evolution, it’s a fact of life… or is it? UCLA paleobiologist J. William Schopf, and colleagues, have discovered an organism that has remained relatively unchanged over a […]
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