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Thank You from the Bottom of My (Scallop) ‘Nads

March 7, 2013 by


Author: Skylar Bayer As may of you know, I appeared in the The Colbert Report’s special, The Enemy Within — Dr. Skylar Bayer. I stated in the clip that I’m not actually a Dr. but hope to be within the next three years (crossing fingers). For the original post where I wrote about it, click […]

Visual communication and the role of illustrators in science

February 13, 2013 by


…or Why you should start writing illustration money into your grants Author: Meghan Rock When I say I’m a “scientific illustrator” people smile and nod and for the most part have absolutely no idea what I do day in and day out. I get questions like, “Can you actually make a living doing that?” (family […]

A Programmer with a Passion for Genetics — Codes of Life App

January 30, 2013 by


Author: Skylar Bayer It’s not everyday you get to put a plug in on your blog for your parents. So, I’m happy to announce that my dad, Bob Bayer, has created his first App for the Android smartphone — no small feat, mind you. My father has been programming since 1981 (essentially the dawn of […]

Studying best friends: Corals, zooxanthallae and biochemical questions

January 28, 2013 by


Author: Maggie Sogin When you introduce yourself to other people as a marine biologist their brains are programmed to assume that (1) you study dolphins and (2) you get to spend all of your time outside SCUBA diving in warm tropical waters. First off, I have never wanted to study marine mammals, not even when […]

Why My ‘Nads are so Important

November 30, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer     Revised: January 31, 2013 Without meaning to, my (scallop) gonads have made internet fame in the last few days. I’d like to followup with a few short comments on why these samples and this kind of research is so important. I actually wrote about this topic previously in the context of policy meetings. […]

Found: My Lost ‘Nads

November 28, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer This is my version of what happened Monday. That morning I drove up to Mount Desert Island to take care of a few things. The first item on my agenda was to have a meeting regarding my thesis progress. The second item was to recover scallop gonads that had been carefully collected […]

Cruising along offshore Cascadia

November 12, 2012 by


Author: Min Ding The first day I stepped onto the R/V Oceanus it was hard for me to hide my excitement. As a fourth year PhD student in marine geophysics, I have looked at a lot of Ocean Bottom Seismometer (OBS) data from other cruises and this would be my first time participating in real […]