Mad as a Marine Biologist
Life through the goggles of a Marine Biologist. Biology, ecology, natural history and Conservation.
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malformalady: Porbeagle shark embryo (3 months). The porbeagle is ovoviviparous, retaining the developing young within the brood chamber before giving birth to live young. The developing sharks obtain nutrients by consuming other fertilized eggs in the oviduct (oophagy). Porbeagles were listed under CITES Appendix II this year, protecting them from unsustainable trade.
I just wanted to say that i'm a junior in college and a marine biology major whose been going through some rough times with classes but when im in doubt, your blog reminds me why I want to be a marine biologist. Thank you
And I promise, it’s worth it. Even when you can’t imagine it!
Hi! I've heard you say a lot about Zoox and places in the UK, as well as the US and Australia but I'm wondering if you know of any similar organizations in Canada?
Hi Anon, I’m not very familiar with organizations in Canada, but there will be projects working...
hello! :) I happened to stumble upon your blog and was wondering if I could ask you a question. Would you happen to have any ideas on topics a student could do a powerpoint on regarding environmental science? My professor said it could be anything, but preferably something that is a problem with possible solutions. Thanks for your time
Hello ishouldbedoingmyhomework! I find your name ironic, because you’ve just asked me to do...
Hello! I know you get questions like these all of the time, but what's the easiest way to get involved in ocean conservation? I'm attempting to build up my CV for applying to a grad program in marine chemistry or chemical oceanography. I'm very interested in the problem of marine micro plastics, but I'm also concerned about ocean acidification and protecting our coral reefs! Any advice is greatly appreciated! :)
It is not an easy industry to get into, I’ve found it to me one of the most multi-skilled jobs I’ve...
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