Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tidewater Recap – Only a Week Late

Last weekend some members of ECU’s AFS student unit (including yours truly) headed up to Annapolis, Maryland for the annual meeting of the AFS Tidewater Chapter (which includes fisheries professionals and students from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina).  Not … Continue reading

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Porbeagles Rejoice!

This porbeagle is psyched.  Photo by Andy Murch. After the doom and gloom CITES news, it looks like not every animal up for listing got hosed.  News is trickling in that despite the inability of the UN to agree that … Continue reading

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CITES Results

The Southern Fried Scientist sums it up rather nicely. No protection for anything at CITES. Thanks for comin’ out.

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Ocean Conservation Smackdown at CITES

The Tidewater meeting went well and I’ll have a recap of that soon, but I decided the results of the latest CITES (U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) vote should be commented on first.  Read on to see … Continue reading

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Dogfish on Tour

One of the perks of being a grad student is that you’re considered professional enough to be sent to conferences in your field.  This weekend I’ll be at the annual meeting of the AFS Tidewater chapter in Annapolis, MD.  I’ll … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Scoreboard and Conclusions

Now that I’m back in NC and (relatively) settled, here’s the scoreboard and final thoughts on my time aboard the Bigelow.  Gut content samples collected – 146 Dissections to verify efficiency – 32Stations towed in North Carolina waters – 40Stations … Continue reading

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Sharks vs. Cephalopods – The Battle Continues

A brief intermission from Spring Break: Contintental Shelf (I’ll have the final data scoreboard up soon).  I wanted to post on this earlier but was busy puking dogfish.  It looks like more shots have been fired in the never-ending conflict … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Day 16 – Heading for Home

Sunrise on the last day of sampling. Well, all good things must come to an end and Spring Break: Continental Shelf is no exception.  The last sampling station was towed earier this afternoon off of Delaware Bay, and now the … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf – Day 15 – Winding Down

Sorry about the lack of updates yesterday.  There were two deck tows and all the rest were huge hauls as well.  All I wanted to do after my shift was sleep.  Also, the last North Carolina station was towed at … Continue reading

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Spring Break: Continental Shelf: Day 13 – Dogfishpalooza or Dogfishpocalypse?

While the catches heading south in the near-shore stations were dominated by massive, mature females, the trawls heading back north through the offshore stations have hit the mother load.  I’ve been frantically trying to get data on all the smaller … Continue reading

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