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…

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, there was some science there…

They’re Baaaack

It’s that time of year again.  The days are shorter, the air is colder, and every so often (even in North Carolina) it snows.  Also, the dogfish are back in North Carolina waters snowbirding it up.

The Dags of War: Basic Science in the Debate on Shark Finning

My esteemed colleague Andrew over at Southern Fried Science made me aware of a piece of gray literature that is directly related to sharks, fishing, and the debate over the shark finning ban currently trying to worm its way through Congress.  Gray literature is the…

Feeding Habits Analysis: The Bigelow Exotics

On Friday I officially wrapped up going through all my stomach samples from my cruise aboard the NOAA/NMFS R/V Henry B. Bigelow.  Though a lot of identification work remains, it’s nice knowing that I at least have one complete data set totally cataloged.  In honor…