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Follow the S.T.R.E.S. Cruise in Antarctica

Speaking of end-of-semester stress…there happens to a better kind going on right now, as well: the Seasonal Trophic Roles of Euphausia superba (S.T.R.E.S) Cruise. My lab’s Fearless Leader is currently aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer in Antarctica, on a … Continue reading

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Standing on Shoulders You Didn’t Know Were There

If you’re a scientist, almost all of your professional reading comes in the form of scientific papers. These days, that usually usually means between 10 and 20 pages of fairly dense information packed into a PDF. This format is great … Continue reading

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Krill v. Salps in the Southern Ocean

Last week, writing about copepods, I mentioned that they make up what is probably the most massive group of animals on earth. I also mentioned the likely runner up: krill. In particular, the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. Photo by Uwe … Continue reading

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Krill Eye for the Primate Guy

The copepod picture in the last post was from the Wikimedia commons, taken by a German biologist and Wikipedia powerhouse named Uwe Kils. Looking through his user page, I was amazed by some of the photos. This one, of the … Continue reading

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