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Scallop laboring on Labor Day weekend

September 6, 2015 by


Author: Skylar Bayer What are you doing on Labor Day? I bet whatever you’re doing is more relaxing than what I’m going to be spending the next three days enduring. This crazy, scallop spawning life. I know, scallops are delicious and deliciously sexy like the Boiticelli Birth of Venus painting we all know and love. […]

Send. Me. A. Postcard.

February 8, 2014 by


By Skylar Bayer Updated January 1st, 2018.  My first postcard ever is from 1989. It was a green rectangle that lived in the corner of a baby picture of myself hung on my bright yellow wall. I still have no idea why I had a blown up print of my baby-self in my bedroom. Maybe […]

The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have… Part 1

July 5, 2012 by


Author: Amanda Arner (Above, right side) Part 1 of Amanda Arner’s teaching series. You put the key in the lock, set your lab manual on the table, and take a look around. This room, this dark, basement room with 6 lab benches, a slightly caustic odor and equipment from the 80s will be where you […]

“This is the shore to ship, over.”

July 2, 2012 by


Author: Ellie Bors In the summer of 2010 I was asked to participate in a research cruise to explore Indonesia’s deep sea.  The ship would launch daily ROV (remotely operated vehicle) dives with the aim of locating hydrothermally active vent fields and looking for cold water coral habitat.  It was the summer before I started […]

Amp 11

March 9, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer As I am typing away, procrastinating on my talk by working on this anecdotal story, I feel only a tinge of the guilt I once felt as a first year in graduate school.  Somehow all this work will get done. It will get done late at night and probably, say, while rocking […]