Category Archives: oil spill

Carcharhinus plumblinkus

Quite a bit of interesting stuff happening since the last bit of linkage.  Let’s do this. The biggest news has obviously been that U.S. forces have finally taken out Osama Bin Laden.  This was verified by positively identifying the body … Continue reading

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Dogfish on Tour: SDAFS Recap

As I mentioned earlier, while  several representatives from the wet blogosphere were at Science Online, Dan, me, and the rest of the ECU crew were at the Southern Division AFS meeting.  A good time was had by all, and yes, … Continue reading

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Somniosus microcephalinkus

As cold weather sets in and everyone gets ready for the holidays, I figured a cold water shark would be appropriate for today’s link pun.  Due to Thanksgiving’s rapid approach and a visit from The Hot Girlfriend, I’ll be eschewing … Continue reading

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Isurus oxyglinkus

Unfortunately a punishing round of grading exams and lab reports has kept me from posting since about Monday.  I’m through it now, but now I’m far too brain-fried to offer up any substantial posts.  While I recover my aching brain, … Continue reading

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Sharks, Shifting Baselines and the Oil Spill

Linked off of Ahab’s Journal is this interesting and very thorough article about the state of shark management in Florida.  I won’t try to summarize the whole thing and it’s definitely recommended reading, especially since it’s one of the most … Continue reading

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This Post is Full of Awesome

Two awesome things in this post: first, a family near Provincetown, Mass. captured footage of a great white feeding on a seal right off the beach.  Bonus: this clip is from channel 12 in Rhode Island. Secondly, my good friend … Continue reading

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Has the Oil Stopped?

Apparently it all could go to hell again in the next 48 hours, but it appears that BP’s latest cap has worked, and the leak has stopped, for now.  So how do we celebrate?  By unleashing the Sharktopus, of course.

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Angry Post

You may have noticed that I haven’t been saying much about the white elephant (or big black blob) in the ocean.  This is for two reasons: first, I try to stick to my main subjects here, which are dogfish, shark … Continue reading

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How the Oil Spill Affects Fisheries

Kevin Z over at Deep Sea News has an interview with fisheries biologist Dave Kersetter that explains how the oil spill in the Gulf may affect (and is already affecting) the area’s fisheries.  This should be required reading for anyone … Continue reading

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I Live!

Yeah, it’s been a while.  I’ve finally dug my way out from under the end of the semester mess and after exams tomorrow I’ll be a free man for the summer (at least until I start teaching).  As I take … Continue reading

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