Miriam Joins Us At DSN

Out of Science Online 2010 came many things, perhaps the best for Kevin and I is Miriam joining us from Oyster’s Garter.  Let’s just say this shit just got real. If you don’t know how bad ass Miriam is then there is no help for you.  Miriam not only developed Oyster’s Garter to be one of the shining examples of marine science outreach on the web while simultaneously working on a Ph.D. but served as chief scientist of SEAPLEX to quantify and explore the Pacific Garbage Patch, no small feat for a graduate student.  Her scientific and outreach work epitomize the new generation of scientist with an integrated program.

So in a swift move Kevin and I moved quickly on ScienceOnline to assimilate her into the DSN collective.  This represents a new chapter of this blog and we’re going to blow your socks off.

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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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.

23 Replies to “Miriam Joins Us At DSN”

  1. Well that’s a stunningly obvious but brilliant move. Congratulations. So when Kevin was loudly shouting “DOLPHINS ARE ASSHOLES”, that was code for “Join our blog” right?

  2. Last but not least (shows how often I consult my Google Reader)… SQUEEE! And I can’t resist mentioning that I was THERE when the deal was done at Science Online 2010.

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