Category Archives: dorkiness

Ramble On

Fresh back from a visit to the Jersey Shore with the Hot Girlfriend, which means I have tonight to catch my breath and finish off my presentation before I catch a plane to Minneapolis for JMIH/AES tomorrow.  Looking forward to … Continue reading

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New England Great Whites and More on Shark Week

That special time of year is fast approaching.  That’s right, Shark Week is only a month and a half away.  There’s been some debate over the continued educational benefit of Shark Week, especially after the terrible 2009 season where the … Continue reading

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Twitter Discoveries: Bycatch.org and RJ Dunlap

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about Twitter for a while.  However, since jumping on the bandwagon I’ve actually found it to be an incredible source of information and news that I would never have had the time to … Continue reading

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Sphyrna linkwini

It’s been a rather busy weekend/week here due to catching up on grading and attempting to get my thesis done and defended sometime before the next school year, but fear not, I haven’t forgotten you.  Because other people manage to … Continue reading

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Well, There Goes Productivity

I’ve finally broken down and started a Twitter feed.  I can only assume this will end in tears.  Follow me @SpinyDag.

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Galinkocerdo cuvieri

I had grand designs of getting caught back up with the blog, but those were thwarted by thesis writing, teaching, grading… plus St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness.  Turns out I do have a tiny sliver of a life outside … Continue reading

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Interesting Dogfish Behavior from YouTube

I think anyone who uses the internet on a regular basis can agree that, overall, YouTube is good stuff.  It has its pitfalls for sure: bad karaoke, those stupid “jump scare” videos, and don’t even read the comments if any … Continue reading

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Carcharhinus linkbatus

Apologies for the long lag time between posts this week.  Let’s catch up. From Rick over at Deep Sea News: Holy crap that’s a lot of bull sharks! Remind me to find some way to do my PhD research in … Continue reading

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Mustelus linkus

Another round of shark news links.  Enjoy. The biggest news is likely the release of the International Shark Attack File’s annual report.  The main gist: shark attacks are up worldwide, down in the US.  Of course that high is a … Continue reading

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Awesome Scientific Names of Marine Creatures

I’ve had quite the busy week this week, and because some of it was actually work, I’m feeling the need for nice, light, humorous post today.  I had a flash of inspiration today while teaching (it was dichotomous key day, … Continue reading

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