When he made his historic solo dive into the Mariana Trench last month, James Cameron brought back images and descriptions of a “lunar like” marine…View More Is Marianas Trench A Lifeless Void?
Metagenomics is so easy to understand, right? Scientists just go out and get DNA sequences from…stuff…in the environment. And then they answer lots of questions,…View More So you think you know Marine Metagenomics?
There’s a sizable red tide event unfolding in Australia right now, where thick slicks of red planktonic algae are washing up on Sydney’s iconic beaches, including the…View More What’s green and gold and red all over?
Most folks I know aren’t shy about crunching into a nice red American lobster and dipping that white flaky meat in some molten butter, and…View More The mystery of lobster shell disease
What if your physical characteristics (hair color, height, or eye color) were determined by your bacterial microbiome? It might seem far fetched for humans, but…View More Algal blobs take shape, thanks to bacteria
At the end of May I received some awful news. My former lab manager reached out with an ominous phone call: a high school student…View More Beaches, Trees, and Mysterious Species : A tribute to Evan
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Ironically enough, I was at a meeting about oil spills when the Macondo well blew. The “Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) in Arctic waters” workshop…View More Dramatic impacts on beach microbial communities following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
I am admittedly a huge invertebrate nerd. But there’s a lot more going on in the ocean than can be caught with a plankton net.…View More The Sea We’ve Hardly Seen
California has been a big transition for me. I mean big. Not only am I now living in the sun-drenched utopia I have long pined…View More Microbiology at Sea: A tale of ballast, vomit, and cockroaches