Back to New England

Tomorrow I get up bright and early and head back to Massachusetts with the Rulifson lab to see if we can finish the job we started in May before being thwarted by the weather.  It should be warmer and hopefully there will be more than…

Playing With Sharks in Charleston

As mentioned in my previous post, I’ve spent the weekend in Charleston hanging out with David “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman and taking part in the coastal shark survey run out of the Charleston SCDNR lab.  Since most of my work has been based on trawl data, I…

Sharkin’!

Tomorrow I head down to Charleston to do a little shark fishing with Dave “WhySharksMatter” Shiffman.  This should be an interesting change of pace from spiny dogfish, though I’ve played with larger sharks (some larger than me) before.  I’m looking forward to being introduced to…

River Herring News

This post isn’t about sharks, but I do like to give props to those working-class fish that help feed the predators of the marine world.  Here are a couple items of interest for fans of those delicious and declining fish, the river herring. First off,…

The Cape Cod Tagging Recap

The past few posts have been quick short-form recaps of what’s been going on that day.  Now that I’m back in town (after we called the trip early due to weather) I finally have a chance to upload the pictures from the trip and give…

Where the #@$8* Are the Dogfish!?

Just a brief one today. Yesterday we got out on the water again for what should have been a nice half-day excursion to wrap up this round of tagging and surgically implant acoustic receivers into live dogfish.  What it turned into was a comedy of…

Updates from the Field (No Pictures Yet…)

I want to start this post off by apologizing for forgetting the upload cable for my camera.  Because of this glaring oversight, I won’t be able to post any pictures from the trip until I get back.  Here’s hoping I describe everything well enough to…

Field Work!

The posts for the next couple weeks will likely be pretty brief, because I’m up in Cape Cod helping out with a little dogfish tagging, plus working on refining my own shark puking technique.  Unlike last time, we’ll be working primarily off of fishing vessels…

Dogfish on Tour – Greenville, NC

I really should have put this up earlier, but it slipped my mind until now.  I’ll be presenting research at ECU’s Research and Creative Achievement Week, a week’s worth of exhibits and talks celebrating student research and artwork.  If you want to roll out of…

Tidewater ’11 Recap

After a brief blogcation due to lots of travel around Spring Break (woooo!), I’m back in action.  While I was gone I attended the 25th anniversary meeting of the AFS Tidewater Chapter, which includes the AFS subunits from North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.  Like…