Open water swimming in Bogue Sound has led to a more wholehearted appreciation for my coastal surroundings and community. When Hurricane Florence flushed debris and polluted waters into the sound this September, cutting our swim season short, it hurt to see the aftermath.
A recent publication by Duke Marine Lab affiliates reveals trends in coastal habitat restoration research and suggests ways this research field can move forward towards effective conservation.
My main takeaway from the second day of ComSciCon Triangle was the importance of storytelling in science.
The 6-hour round trip from Beaufort this weekend was worth it to take part in ComSciCon, a science communication workshop “for graduate students, by graduate students.”
Setbacks are painful, but dealing with them through shared experiences and perspectives can provide comfort and help us move forward. In this post I share books, articles and podcasts to help deal with setbacks.
Transportation in Beaufort is changing and these changes will affect how people commute to the Duke Marine Lab.
PhD student Sarah Loftus checked out the longleaf pine forest at Patsy Pond nature trails, which are only a 30-minute drive from Duke Marine Lab.
I’m researching the organic carbon produced by algae. To collect samples of this excreted organic carbon, I push my algae culture through a filter with holes that are 250 times smaller than the width of a human hair.
The Emerald Isle Woods Park offers a refuge of forested trails with a view of Bogue Sound. A 40-minute drive from the Marine Lab, this park is hidden in the suburbs of Emerald Isle near the end of the barrier island.
Friday afternoon MMISS (Most Marine Informal Seminar Series) was an opportune time for my labmates to explain their new algae pond growth system to the Marine Lab community.