Where the larvae go: Connections between reefs and human communities

Contributed by: Emily Conklin   As I basked in the waves of Kailua Bay, enjoying the sun and surf after a long day spent in front of a lab computer, I noticed I had a small companion. The juvenile mamo (Abudefduf abdominalis), identifiable by its bold yellow and black stripes even at this age, stuck... Continue Reading →

Inspiring community college students to pursue a career in ocean and earth sciences

Contributed by Johanna Wren Ever wonder what questions community college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students ask when taken on a tour of a research vessel? “Are all beds the same size?”, posed a five-foot tall student standing next to a 6-foot fellow student, as they inspected the state rooms in the R/V Ka‘imikai-O-Kanaloa.... Continue Reading →

To Jargon or not to Jargon

Contributed by Elisha Wood-Charlson Jargon, as defined by Google, consists of “special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.” So, you can imagine why jargon is a natural target for science communication training and workshops. Hey, science jargon even has its own April... Continue Reading →

Bedtime Science Stories

Contributed by Megumi Chikamoto Every night, while sitting beside my 7-year-old son’s bedside, I ask him one question. “What did you do today?” “Work,” he replies, briefly. Sometimes he says, “math,” or “recess.” Some days, he turns to ask me the same question. “Mommy, what did you do today?” To answer his question, I try... Continue Reading →

It’s Not Always Bad to Cross the Line

    Contributed by Michelle Jungbluth, e-mailed via satellite while battling rough seas along the Atlantic Meridional Transect.  Monday October 13th was an exciting day for us at sea. This is the day we crossed the equator. After a restless nights sleep, I woke up at 01:30 am to continue my normal early-morning routine before... Continue Reading →

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