Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dogfish on Tour: Dooooook!

A little bit of shameless self-promotion for your Tuesday evening.  This weekend I’ll be speaking at the Graduate Student Mini-Symposium at the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort.  This should be a nice, low-key event and a good opportunity to hang … Continue reading

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More on Squalamine

Tip o’ the hat to The Dorsal Fin for finding and posting video of Dr. Zasloff, lead author on the recent study showing how dogfish liver oil can fight viruses, explaining how this whole process works.  It works a little … Continue reading

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Spiny Dogfish Munch Viruses?

Editor’s Selection IconI’ve been on hiatus for a little bit as I adjust to the workload inherent in starting a PhD program (while putting the finishing touches on a thesis, but that’s neither here nor there…), so that’s my excuse … Continue reading

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North Pacific Spiny Dogfish Get Labeled

The ongoing saga of whether spiny dogfish can truly be considered a “sustainable” fishery continues (tip o’ the hat to David).  North Pacific spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) were in consideration for Marine Stewardship Council sustainability certification a little less than … Continue reading

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AFS 2011 – Big Ol’ Recap

I’ve spent the last week at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, where nearly 4,000 fish nerds from the worlds of academia, management, and even art descended on Seattle for four days of talks, socials, interesting conversation … Continue reading

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AFS 2011!

I’m in (uncharacteristically) beautiful sunny Seattle for the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  This conference is absolutely massive, with nearly 4,000 fish researchers and enthusiasts in attendance.  Due to a somewhat less ideal internet situation than I … Continue reading

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Shark Night 3D – A Shark Scientist’s Perspective

I’m going to try to bridge my “wannabe shark expert” and “pop culture dork” sides tonight.  Last night I got the chance to check out Shark Night 3D, which has been getting a little bit of buzz as the first … Continue reading

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