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The Hummingbird of Doom and other updates

August 19, 2016 by


By Skylar Bayer Updated on 08.20.16 [Cover photo by Melissa Orobko, my travel buddy at Gros Morne in Newfoundland for a few days. She’s really awesome and does amazing work with mathematical modeling. You should check her out on Twitter. Keep an eye out for her story from IMCC here as well.] Well, it’s been […]

Strictlyfishwrap Science Radio Hour: Episode 12

May 11, 2016 by


Author: Skylar Bayer My May Day episode is up! Given that World Fish Migration Day is May 21, it seems only appropriate that this month I post interviews related to fish. Take a listen to hear about what Constantin Scherelis has to say about using hydroacoustics to find fish in the Penobscot River. The Penobscot […]

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 […]

Go with your gut

March 27, 2012 by


Author: Anya Brown As I sit and reflect on the Benthic Ecology Meeting (Benthics) that I just attended (and yes, I acknowledge that I should probably be sitting and reflecting on the chapter that I am supposed to be editing for my thesis), and although I am incredibly exhausted from travel, science, and late night […]

Inspiration — My Athlete’s Cut

March 18, 2012 by


Author: Skylar Bayer On Wednesday, while working on a talk and desperately seeking inspiration, I checked my e-mail (like I do, at least once every three minutes) and clicked on a new message from PHDComics informing me of the day’s comic. After viewing the comic I chuckled, stared at my bored dog, sat up and […]

Fishermen Therapy

March 12, 2012 by


Author: Mallory Watson Re-posted by permission of the author. Originally posted for The Righters on March 2, 2012. Originally posted here. I have never liked living in Miami. In fact, I’ve spent the better part of the last two years declaring my unwavering detest of Southeast Florida. It’s hot, humid, corrupt, superficial and rushed. I […]

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 […]