I’m terribly sad to be leaving this beautiful city and a new assemblage of friends and colleagues who I will forever cherish. My time at UNSW has been eye opening … Continue readingLeavin’ on a jet plane
So. Many. Tiny. Cups. That’s the conclusion today after my first foray into stable isotope analysis with Henna. Though I must admit, chemistry was my least favorite subject in my … Continue readingSo. Many. Tiny. Cups.
SYDNEY, AUS: In the day to day here, as I commute to work, take the bus around town, and observe, I’m frequently overwhelmed by daily demonstrations of niche theory and … Continue readingNiche Theory In Everyday Life
In the original Star Trek, Lieutenant Spock, upon beaming down to a new planet from the Starship Enterprise, would immediately pull out a Tricorder and begin scanning the environment for … Continue readingNext Generation Sequencing – Life Forms of Sydney Harbor
Hello again from down under! Henna Wilckens (intern) and I are deep into processing the sediment samples we collected last month from the bottom of Sydney Harbour. From our temporary … Continue readingHello again from down under
It’s been a week of gettin’ dirty in what must be the world’s most beautiful urban waterway: Sydney Harbor. After several early mornings, a bit of sea time, and some … Continue readingGettin’ Dirty in Sydney Harbor
What lives out there in Seattle’s underwater landscape? That’s been the question of undergraduate interns in the Sebens Lab over the last 2 months, as they’ve analyzed photos from our recent … Continue readingWhat’s out there?
In the Sebens Lab in Seattle, we are very lucky to have a group of fantastic interns. This fall, we’ve been spending a lot of time sorting through sediment samples … Continue readingInterns share their favorite critters
The results are in. After several months of tethering urchins and measuring their feeding rates, it seems that we can now conclusively say that tethered urchins go on hunger strike. … Continue readingUrchins on hunger strike
Unfortunately, the urchin corrals (see previous post) proved unsuccessful. After numerous adjustments to the design, escapees continued to find their way to freedom. By the end, the only prototypes that … Continue readingUrchins on leashes