DSN’s vey on Miriam G.  is featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Head over to read about her recent work on the Pacific Garbage Patch aboard the Okeanos Explorer.  We at DSN are brimming with pride at her accomplishments.

“For a thousand miles of the open ocean we sampled it all,” said Miriam Goldstein, an oceanography graduate student from the Scripps Institute in San Diego. “And while most of the garbage patch is made of microscopic plastic particles, invisible from the air, we did pick up pop bottles, a bucket lid and even a floating junked suitcase.”

via Okeanos Explorer returns to S.F. with data trove.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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