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Can you build a jellyfish?

I stumbled across this very cool article today and just had to share.  It’s called Artificial Jellyfish Built From Rat Cells, and as the title suggests, it describes a “jellyfish”, or medusoid, that Harvard University and Caltech bioengineers have built … Continue reading

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Zoos can save species from extinction

When I mention to people that I’ve studied zoology, I often get asked all sorts of questions about the nature of zoos.  Now, zoology is not the study of zoos as some people tend to assume; it is of course … Continue reading

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Artificial Reefs Need Protection Too

Here is something that I don’t think a lot of people give much thought to: artificial reefs.  Something artificial doesn’t sound that nice, does it?  However, artificial reefs can be beautiful as well as fascinating and beneficial to a huge … Continue reading

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The Horrors of Plastic

Yesterday, I went to the Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle.  For the most part, it was just an incredibly quirky tribute to the beginning of summer.  There were a lot of inexplicable costumes, puppets, and floats that were very creative … Continue reading

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Supporting Sustainable Seafood

Today I want to write about an issue that’s been near and dear to me for quite a few years now. Sustainable seafood is a significant conservation issue, and it’s also (surprise surprise) yet another controversial one. People do not … Continue reading

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Marine Protected Areas

I’ve been hearing a lot about this lately, but I still think it’s worth sharing.  Australia is poised to create the world’s largest network of marine parks. This is great news for conservation-minded people such as myself, but obviously it … Continue reading

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Intro Post

Greetings, Earthlings. This is my first blog post. I’m starting this blog as a pet project while I figure the rest of my life out. I wanted to have a specific direction for my blog, and it was suggested that … Continue reading

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