In Situ Blogging

At the end of May, I will be out to sea! But alas never fear, because my dedication to the DSN reader is great! I will be blogging from sea about my daily exploits and pictures from the cruise. Stay tuned for the dates and link to the MBARI website.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. 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. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. 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 (, 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.

5 Replies to “In Situ Blogging”

  1. I am excited about this.. I mean, you will be blogging on board the vessel when you’re out in the sea? I mean, how can you do that? From where will you get your internet access?

    I’m sorry for the stupid questions, but I’m very curious. We used to go sampling in the sea, but our computers were the last thing we’d want to bring with us.

  2. Through a daily satellite uplink I will send an email with pictures back to shore where a very kind hearted person will upload them to the site.

  3. In which sea will you be? How long? My students want to know what you are going to look for or explore.

  4. Blondie have your students post questions on the upcoming post (here at DSN) on the cruise and I can try to answer.

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