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Southern Fried Science · 2h ago

Building the future with open hardware. Monday Morning Salvage: March 27, 2017

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) I spent the last week at the annual Gathering for Open Science Hardware in Santiago, Chile exploring the future of science and the open-source mo...
Southern Fried Science · 3d ago

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: March 23, 2017

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch thousands of blacktip and spinner sharks close to Florida beaches, courtesy FAU Elasmolab. Follow Madeline Cashion, a UBC Marine Conservation Ecology gradua...
Southern Fried Science · 3d ago

Scientists deploy satellite tags on rarely studied sawsharks for the first time

An Australian research expedition has successfully deployed three satellite telemetry tags on sawsharks for the first time! These rarely-seen sharks have a toothy rostrum similar to a sawfis...
Southern Fried Science · 6d ago

“When we left the beach…” Monday Morning Salvage: March 20, 2017

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) The poetry of Derek Walcott. Nobel laureate, poet, and perhaps the finest English-language writer of any generation, died this weekend. His poetr...
Southern Fried Science · 1W ago

Monday Morning Salvage: March 13, 2017

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) This Great White Shark, who definitely just poo-ed all over some unsuspecting SCUBA divers. Watch a Great White Shark Shit All Over a Group of Ca...
Southern Fried Science · 2W ago

Please don’t ride sharks, and other great tips from the new guide to responsible shark diving

Shark wildlife tourism* is a growing marine industry with big implications for shark conservation. While there are many competing definitions, generally shark wildlife tourism refers to SCUB...
Southern Fried Science · 2W ago

The call of the Chthulucene ?

We are currently in the Holocene epoch, and many of us have heard about calls to name the current era (from the industrial revolution) the Anthropocene (which dates back to at least the indu...
Southern Fried Science · 2W ago

Thursday Afternoon Dredging: March 9th, 2017

Cuttings (short and sweet): Watch this whale shark suck fish out of a net in Indonesia, video from Conservation International  Follow #2017MMM, March Mammal Madness, and read my story about ...
Southern Fried Science · 2W ago

Help an ocean student catch a break!

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), located at the very tip of Louisiana’s boot, is a special place. The only marine lab in Louisiana, LUMCON serves public universities an...
Southern Fried Science · 2W ago

Monday Morning Salvage: NOAA Special Edition (call your representatives!)

This weekend, the Washington Post reported on a leaked proposed budget from the Administration which includes drastic, agency-breaking cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra...