Monthly Archives: February 2010

Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Day 6 – First Sampling

After hanging out in port for a couple days, the Bigelow is now ship-shape (I will never apologize for puns) and spent yesterday steaming down to the first sample sites off of New Jersey.  Being on the midnight-noon watch, I … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Pictures from Days 1 and 2

The laptop has officially been cleared for the ship’s network, so in the future I’ll be integrating pictures into the posts.  For now though, read the previous post and see if you can match these pictures up to it.   … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Days 1 and 2

Sorry about the lack of updating yesterday.  Like any good marine biologist I’ve been sidelined with a massive case of seasickness.  I seem to be over it now so here’s a quick recap of the past couple days.  Pictures will … Continue reading

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Bring Me That Horizon

After a slight miscommunication that nearly kept me from getting through the gate (and I was afraid would get me shot or arrested… mostly shot) I have been aboard the Bigelow since about 9 this morning.  We set off from … Continue reading

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The Title of a Lonely Island Song

After what can only be described as “hell week,” I’m finally ready to embark on the biggest adventure in my grad school career (though I hear the AFS Tidewater meeting can get pretty raucous).  Starting tomorrow I’ll be heading up … Continue reading

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One down…

Thesis proposal defense: successful.  Now the matter of this boat trip…

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D-fence!

So I’ve been talking a big game so far about spiny dogfish, shark/fisherman interactions, and my own research (and let’s not forget the Sharktopus), but tomorrow is the first of many, many times I’ll be forced to put my money … Continue reading

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"Awesome" is the Word You’re Looking For

DSN has taken to posting their Twitter posts daily on the blog, and this usually leads to some pretty entertaining finds (plus my first porbeagle post got a shout-out… I’m internet famous!).  However, nothing I had seen previously could prepare … Continue reading

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More on Gulf of Maine Porbeagles

 Photo by Andy Murch. First off, peace to Captain Phil. Recently Underwater Times has linked to a couple more stories about the population of porbeagles interacting with fishermen in the Gulf of Maine.  This whole story has some interesting parallels … Continue reading

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Grad School Life

A little personal update for those of you keeping score at home. Field work is heating up.  In the next two weeks I’m either due to be on a week-long cruise (possibly with only a day’s notice… weeeee…) or on … Continue reading

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