From tonight to Saturday afternoon I’ll be in beautiful sunny Beaufort, North Carolina for the 26th Annual Meeting of the AFS Tidewater Chapter. This is one of my favorite conferences every year and has the distinction of being my first academic conference. I’ve attended and recapped the 2010 and 2011 meetings, and will do the same for this year. Since Beaufort is the unofficial center of the marine science universe, I expect this to be even more fun than usual. If you’re in the area feel free to come out for some pints.