Blacktip or Spinner?

During my last trip out to the field, I documented a small shark that came up in the gillnet, and identified it as a juvenile blacktip shark.  Now, after looking over the picture in better detail and consulting the literature, I’m not so sure.  I’m…

Cape Hatteras Doggin’

After most of a semester in the office, I finally managed to get out on the water this past weekend.  I traveled down to Hatteras with Andrea to help out with the latest piece of his project tracking different life stages of spiny dogfish.  He…

Science Online 2012 – The Aftermath

I’ve officially survived my first Science Online, and returned mostly intact.   This gathering of scientists, journalists, bloggers, and others came together in Raleigh from Wednesday to Saturday, and created one of the most unique conference experiences I’ve had so far.  Never have I seen…

Three Fisheries Management Stories

Usually I leave short commentary and links to interesting news on Twitter, but three recent stories piqued my interest and warrant more discussion here.  And no, none of them are about whale trading, which has been covered far better by others in the blue blogosphere. …

Dogfish on Tour: Upcoming Travel Plans

Hope everyone’s holiday break is going well.  There are a couple sciencey-type events coming up that I’m planning on attending in the new year.  Both have the added benefit of taking place in North Carolina, which simplifies travel plans nicely.  If you’re in NC in…

Duke Grad Student Mini-Symposium Recap

This past weekend I headed down to beautiful sunny Beaufort, North Carolina for the semi-biannual (is that even a word?) Duke Grad Student Mini-Symposium.  This event is open to all North Carolina-based universities willing to send grad students to check out other students’ research, develop…

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 out with 2/3 of the…

Goodbye, Irene

Most of the east coast is now digging its way out from under whatever Hurricane Irene dumped on them, and can say with some certainty that Irene was nothing like Earl.  Eastern North Carolina got whacked early on, where new inlets smashed open by the…

Hello, Irene

Here she comes… We’re getting the first rains from Hurricane Irene in Greenville right now, though the storm doesn’t truly make landfall until around 8 a.m. tomorrow.  Though she’s been downgraded to a Category 2, she still has the potential to make a mess of…