SciREN Press and Sharks in Coastwatch

A couple quick updates about things that have really slowed down my posting, but have definitely been worth it. First off, SciREN was a great time.  It was awesome meeting all the teachers interested in bringing marine and coastal science into their classrooms, and also…

Sharks Migrating into the Classroom

Earlier this month, I quietly added a new page called Teaching Resources to the blog.  At the time it was just a placeholder, but now it represents my attempt to use this space for things other than recaps of papers, field work and conferences.  As…

AFS Southern Division Recap

Last week (January 22nd-26th) a couple of my labmates and I headed down to Charleston, South Carolina for the spring meeting of the American Fisheries Society’s Southern Division (referred to from here on in as SDAFS).  This meeting gets researchers from the Southeast and Gulf…

Dogfish on Tour: Charleston and the Crystal Coast

I’ll be making a couple public appearances this winter, so here’s where you can track me down. Next week I’ll be in lovely Charleston, South Carolina for the spring meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.  I’ll be presenting the latest results…

Winter of the Shark: Brace Yourselves

One of the many projects that have been consuming time that could be spent blogging is the acoustic telemetry project ECU has been involved with off of Cape Hatteras.  Last year saw me take over the day-to-day running of this valuable piece of equipment, from…

Swimming Foreward

Wow, that was quite the gap.  I usually have a difficult time keeping up with blogging between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this year it started a little early.  If you’ll notice, the last post was on October 20th.  The reasons for this include an especially…

A Practical Guide to Making Sharks Puke

A funny thing happened since the last time I posted: a paper of mine got published.  As of last week, this paper on evaluating a nonlethal way of collecting shark stomach contents has been available via Google Scholar.  Authored by myself, my advisor, and a…

Shark Week Gets the “Mermaids” Treatment

So I’m settled in to enjoy this year’s Shark Week, my second favorite shark-related time of the year (AES having taken over at first), and notice with some trepidation that the week is kicking off with a “documentary” on modern day attacks by Carcharocles megalodon.  Megalodon…

AES 2013: Day 4

Today was the fourth and last day of presentations for this year’s AES.  The real shark week ended with a bang, featuring this year’s only concurrent pair of shark sessions.  As a result, I definitely missed some talks I wanted to see in order to…

AES 2013: Day 3

Day 3 of AES included pretty much all the talks up for the Gruber award, an award given to the best student presentation.  Holy crap there were some good talks today.  My talk was among them, and having seen my competition, I will gracefully concede…