Ew, Just Ew

As a budding marine scientist, I’ve had to see fish dismember themselves in fishing gear, dissect things that look like they crawled out of the Star Wars cantina, dispose of rapidly-thawing specimens dated from 2003 (while the wind was blowing the smell and pieces of…

CITES Results

The Southern Fried Scientist sums it up rather nicely. No protection for anything at CITES. Thanks for comin’ out.

Ocean Conservation Smackdown at CITES

The Tidewater meeting went well and I’ll have a recap of that soon, but I decided the results of the latest CITES (U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) vote should be commented on first.  Read on to see just how trying it can…