The kinds of waves I hate…goodbyes.

Miriam was one of the first 10 people I followed on Twitter. I had just learned about the magic of twitter and online science communication from a friend at a graduate student. She suggested we all follow Miriam at Oyster’s Garter. I was skeptical at first because I thought I wouldn’t be interested in biological oceanography. But I was wrong, so very wrong. While I am still squicked out by the majority of beasties that dwell in the sea, I am now fascinated by them too. And if Miriam can reach out to a physical oceanography curmudgeon such as my self, then you know she is an amazing communicator.

But one of the most important lessons I learned from Miriam was that marine science communication doesn’t have to be dull. Science is fun, gross, perverted, messy, and utterly ridiculous at times. You can be factual and silly at the same time. Because seriously, the laws of physics apply to farts too.

Miriam has been a role-model for me as a science communicator and blogger. While I will definitely miss her silliness at DSN, I wish her the best in DC. And I am keeping all my tentacles crossed so that she comes back to blogging in a year.

Dr. Martini (156 Posts)

Kim is a Senior Oceanographer at Sea-Bird Scientific. She received her Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Washington in 2010. Her goal in life is to throw expensive s**t in the ocean. When not at sea, she has used observations from moored, satellite and land-based instruments to understand the pathways that wind and tidal energy take from large (internal tides) to small scales (turbulence). Her current mission is to make your oceanographic data be the best data it can be.

One Reply to “The kinds of waves I hate…goodbyes.”

  1. If I contributed to the fart-on-a-plane-as-diffusion post, truly my mission upon the internets is complete. Thank you. :)

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