Jessica Leigh Heister put together a great article showing how researchers are using DIY tech to study life in the oceans. Our ITAG work (with Aran Mooney @ WHOI, Alex Shorter @ UMich, and David Mann @ Loggerhead Instr) and jellyfish tagging has been featured as well. Take a look! https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/new-tracking-sensors-marine-biology
With each day comes a new challenge and experience. Yesterday and today I was asked by two different news sources to comment on a paper that was published in Science Robotics. I immediately thought (1) why would I have an opinion that people would care about, followed by (2) holy crap! I have to come up with something coherent and insightful. Check out part of the statement and the article in LA Times by Deborah Netburn here.
What a whirlwind week! After traveling to Boston and NYC as an invited speaker for the Here Be Dragons (at MIT Media Lab and the #OpenOcean project led by fellow National Geographic Explorer Katy Croff Bell) and Ocean Luminaries (at the American Museum of Natural History) events, respectively, things did not slow down for me upon getting back to MBARI. We welcomed our first permanent lab member, Joost Daniels, who took no time getting set up and making important contributions