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Tiny cilia help corals exchange Oxygen and nutrients with the environment
Marine Life / Oddities in the Ocean / Science

Tiny cilia help corals exchange Oxygen and nutrients with the environment

In a new study made available last week via PNAS, MIT scientists (and list of multi-national, multi-disciplinary) collaborators have uncovered that corals can actually manipulate flow near their bodies and are not left to depend solely on the whims of ambient flow. Corals are sessile and depend on flow to exchange nutrients and dissolved gases … Continue reading

From the scientist’s mouth: Barbara Zemskova
How do we science? / Science / Scientists in Action!

From the scientist’s mouth: Barbara Zemskova

Welcome to a new series of articles all about the people behind the science. Every month, we will profile students, technicians, and professors in order to personalize the at times inaccessible world of research. You might say Barbara Zemskova is our resident mixologist – of the ocean that is. Barbara is one of our fellow graduate students … Continue reading

Leaving Academia: a perfectly reasonable option for science PhDs
Policy / Science / Science and Communication

Leaving Academia: a perfectly reasonable option for science PhDs

An interesting editorial appeared in the most recent issue of Nature entitled: There is life after academia. In it, the author points out that so called “alternative” careers are in fact the norm for science PhDs. The info-graphic below shows that about one half of one percent of all STEM PhD graduates end up as tenured … Continue reading

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?
Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?

I recently returned from the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress (in Scotland, which was pretty awesome) where I heard some great marine conservation presentations and met many interesting marine scientists/conservationists. Above all, I was inspired by the themes that were repeated throughout the week, calling on us as scientists to make marine science matter.   … Continue reading