Links to Interesting Stuff...
I will periodically post links to interesting videos, websites, or news that I think people might want to know about here...
In 2019 we did a research diving expedition to study the seaweeds and benthic food web of the Antarctic Peninsula! The mission was covered in a Nat Geo blog service which has unfortunately since been discontinued (so there is no longer an active link to the blog). But I'll share links to the products of the work on this website when they develop, and I've given summaries of the mission in invited zoom lectures for a few groups since our return. Let me know if you want to give this talk to your group and I'll try to accommodate you!
OIMB REU (Research Experience for Undergrads) Program:
The 2019 OIMB REU program is open for applicants! My postdoc Julie Schram & I will host two REU students in CTELab in the summer of 2019! The program emphasis is on pairing students from 2 and 4-year colleges in each lab. Check out the guidelines for applications here. Application deadline is in Feb 2019.
In the spring of 2016 I have been documenting large aggregations of newly settled, juvenile Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) recruits on scuba dives in the rocky shallow subtidal zones on the Southern Oregon Coast. Here is a photo taken on 13-May-2016 (Friday the 13th). The picture was taken at an angle to the bottom making a determination of the image area difficult. Each crab is about 9mm wide. On this day we estimated densities of ~5,000-11,000 individual crabs per square meter. In the initial observation made 3 weeks earlier (no photos available), densities ranged from 22,000-65,000 crab per square meter. We have a new paper on this exceptional event in Ecology.
(Spring 2015): I'll be one of several instructors for a fantastic marine ecology course at UW Friday Harbor Labs this summer called:
Instructors: Dethier, Duggins, Galloway, Lowe, Stephens
This video was taken by my colleague and friend Tim Dwyer. It demonstrates the really cool drift-algae capturing abilities of red urchins. If you'd like to learn more, see the note in the news section about our recent paper on red urchins in the San Juan Islands, or see the PDF from Marine Ecology. Tim is a researcher at FHL in the Sebens lab and is also an educator at the Spring Street International School.
Got Kids? Interested in a way cool summer camp, with a healthy dose of marine science? Check out the Spring Street International School summer camp! I worked with one of the organizers of this camp, Tim Dwyer, at SSIS during my NSF GK-12 teaching fellowship. Tim took the above urchin video - he is a fantastic marine science educator!