All Science Begins in the Field

Apologies for all the short posts lately.  I’ve got a nice fat research post on deck, so don’t worry.  There’s just this matter of a huge stack of stats homework to get through first (damn you, grad school!).  In the meantime, check out the latest special project in the Southern Fried Science Network.  It’s called Journeys, and the concept behind it is that it’s a place for budding scientists to showcase their field work.  Many a science blog is started as merely a place to talk about adventures in the field, and many never make it beyond that point.  Journeys is intended to be a place where those field posts can live, and hopefully become a springboard for a longer science blogging career (is it a career if you’re never actually paid?).  I know Ya Like Dags? initially got rolling off of my field posts on my time aboard the NOAA R/V Henry B. Bigelow, which is one of the inaugural three journals on the Journeys blog.  Check it out, and if you’ve got an awesome story or set of stories about field work, here’s how to get your posts up on the Journeys site (you don’t even have to be a member of the network).

The next post will be long and filled with science.  Stay tuned…