Ben Schmidt made this wonderful visualization of shipping from 1750-1850 using ship log data. (H/T Metafilter). It’s long, but worth watching. You can see the…View More One hundred years of shipping: 1750 to 1850
An absolutely charming video that explains the different rigs of tall ships. (Thanks Rachel W!)View More Know Your Tall Ships
This is where I’d like to be this Monday morning.View More The Queen of the Grand Banks Schooners
These are the slides from a talk I gave last Friday to the Duke University Marine Lab on the Darwin and the Adventure project in…View More Darwin and the Adventure: Sailing, Science and Outreach in South America
Eric at The Other 95% has been revealing a new card from an NSF funded mollusc playing card set. This set is awesome (disclaimer –…View More Behold the Jack of Diamonds!
Sunday was a big day. We had our first sail, set up the molecular lab on board, did a practice plankton tow, and met the…View More Darwin and the Adventure Day 4
A special one for Kevin Z’s time aboard a tall ship… On ships, cannon balls were sometimes stacked in what was called a monkey, usually…View More Nautical Phrase/Term Wednesday: Freeze the [email protected]!!$ Off A Brass Monkey
Duke News and Communications just put up a press release about the Beagle Project! “In an inspiring mix of 19th and 21st Century technologies, a…View More Kevin Z…21st Century Darwin