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For Dr. Penny Chisholm, a single look into the microscope as an undergraduate student set off a chain of events that led to a lifetime of work, important new research changing our understanding of the oceans and, just recently, an honor from President Obama at the White House. The Lee and Gerldine Martin Professor of […]
There are plenty of candidates. The deep-diving, plankton-feeding megamouth shark was discovered as recently as 1976 and is only known from 40 or so specimens. A group of species called “river sharks” seem pretty rare. Some have been described from just a single collected specimen. There are many deep sea sharks that have only been […]
Malaria, Bedbugs, Sea Lice, and Sunset “Doing my small part to preserve ocean biodiversity while advancing the vast left wing conspiracy and queer, godless agenda.” http://coralnotesfromthefield.blogspot.com/2008/08/great-ocean-blogs.html Sustainable Ocean Project “Changing the way we think about our oceans.” http://sustainableoceanproject.com/ Blue Planet Divers “A Place for Researchers Divers of All Levels to Connect and Learn.” http://blueplanetdivers.org CephalopodCast […]
JOIDES stands for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Sea Sampling. This project began in the 1970′s as a collaboration between many prominent universities and oceanographic institutes (including Woods Hole and Scripps) to take core samples and study the bottom of the ocean. The vessel used for the project was known as the Glomar Challenge. […]
An arenophile is someone that collects sand specimens from different beaches. Not to be confused with a person that loves aviation – an areophile. But we’ve only scratched the surface here. Check back often at http://www.beachchairscientist.com for more insight about your favorite beach discoveries.