Dear DSN staff and readers,
2010 has been a great year for us. We hope you have enjoyed the new additions to the place (Miriam, Rickmac and Dr Bik) as much as Dr M and I have. Lots of posts on lots of different things ocean related, dominated necessarily by the oil catastrophe. We will continue updating you on the oil spill research and monitoring on a regular basis. In fact the entire DSN team, barring earthquakes at field sites, will be in one place for the first time this January at Science Online 2011 to discuss in an unconference session the reporting of the oil spill in the mainstream media as well as on blogs and the impact of the oil spill. We will be joined by Andrew Thaler of Duke Marine Lab and Southern Fried Science and John Amos of Skytruth.
From the Editor’s Desk is taking a break for the holidays and will return the first Monday of the new year. In lieu of the in-depth From the Editor’s Desk that Dr M and I try to bring you each week, we are asking you, our readers to expose yourself for the holidays! We know we have lots of readers and most of you never comment or we just don’t much about you. In the spirit of the season we would love it if you would delurk and introduce yourself to us, feel free to remain anonymous. Even if we know you, we would love it if everyone would leave a comment below and tell us:
1) Where are you reading us from?
2) What do you do for a living?
3) Do you read us regularly or drop in occasionally? Do you come to the site, via twitter/facebook (i.e. networked blogs) or through an RSS reader?
4) Any comments or criticisms? Things you like to see us cover more (besides the actual deep-sea)? Things you’d like to see us do less of?
Let it all out! We don’t mind.
Happy Holidays from the Deep Sea News team,
Kevin Zelnio, Craig McClain, Miriam Goldstein, Holly Bik, and Rick MacPherson.