October 9, 2013
The subject of surging jellyfish populations in the ocean came up in discussion this week at a social gathering at the Academy.  I admire the beauty and elegance of jellyfish, but their numbers are...
October 2, 2013
Today in the Project Lab, I prepared a study skin of a Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia).  Although not as prominent as their other sparrow contemporaries, I often hear Song Sparrows speaking to each...
September 25, 2013
This week happens to be the 11th annual Sea Otter Awareness Week (September 22nd to 28th). To celebrate, I figured I’d take a break from writing about marine invertebrates and write about this very...
September 18, 2013
Codie last wrote about the effects that plastics can have on bird species. As we all know, there are many more ways that we can have negative impacts on animals of all shapes and sizes.
September 12, 2013
Most weeks I write about my research subjects: nudibranchs.  This week I thought I’d learn something new and write about some shelled marine snails.
September 4, 2013
Why is it that biologists always seem to want to talk about sex?  The answer goes back to our understanding of what a species is, and how biologists can tell if animals are of the same species. ...
August 28, 2013
Last week Carissa wrote about the Plastisphere and how it has become a floating habitat for microbes.  But what happens when a larger animal comes into contact with these plastics?  The Laysan...
August 21, 2013
This week I attended the event Women in Ocean Science at the Aquarium of the Bay. Here I learned about the plastisphere, an ecosystem of marine microbes living on plastic floating in the ocean. How...
August 15, 2013
Recently, I’ve been working in the Project Lab on a different kind of task than usual: numbering bird and mammal skeletons.


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