I Like Big Boats and I Cannot Lie

The latest Boat U.S. Magazine identifies the top 25 four year schools with “the top marine programs and extracurricular boating activities.”  It went about picking a school all wrong.  I should have went with the “boatiest”.  You can read the full article here. Florida Atlantic, Auburn, Old Dominion, U. New Orleans….Ohio?

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

4 comments on “I Like Big Boats and I Cannot Lie
  1. What a great article! I spent my high school years doing these sorts of things, but I still wish I could have extended it into college. My high school had its own boat and we would walk on the beach and take field trips outside all the time, studying marine animals and the coastal environment. Fate had other plans for me, even though she is still working out the kinks! I still love the water and beaches, but I’m no coastal geologist – I’m a librarian.

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