July 21, 2016

Good evening, science enthusiasts!

My name is Ryan Bos and I am a graduate student in Dr. Tamara Frank’s deep-sea biology lab at Nova Southeastern University. Currently, I am undertaking a trophic study emphatic of microplastics in deep-sea shrimps and fishes. My study...

July 20, 2016

My name is Marisa McDonald, and Marine Biology has been my passion from a young age. However, since I decided at age 7 that I would be a marine biologist (and told everyone who would listen about it) my interests have moved far away from my initial life goal of being a...

July 20, 2016

Hello and welcome to this instance of our Bioluminescence and Vision Research Cruise Blog. My name is Jorge Perez-Moreno and I’m a PhD Candidate in the CRUSTOMICS Lab, where my research focuses on investigating how organisms adapt to extreme environments, and the molec...

July 20, 2016

My name is Tom Iwanicki, I am a Masters student in Dr. John Taylor’s lab in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I am beginning a PhD in Dr. Megan Porter’s lab in Honolulu, Hawai’i this August. I was fortunate to be invited on this cruise out of Miami. My master’s resea...

July 19, 2016

Day 2 – Doing Science!

We end Day 1 setting sail into the night, traveling to our first of several sites where we plan to collect

samples. We wave farewell to the Miami skyline, and after a few hours of card games and chess, we

retire to our bunks hoping to get a few hour...

July 19, 2016

Hello my name is Richard Hartland, I have spent many years traveling around this amazing planet we all call home. I fell in love with nature as a small boy in Scotland and I decided to spend the rest of my life trying to learn all I could to hopefully help us understan...

July 18, 2016

The first Bioluminescence cruise! So exciting! My name is Laura Timm and this is my fourth research cruise as Dr. Bracken-Grissom's PhD student. In my research, I focus on population genetics of marine crustaceans in the Gulf of Mexico. I use this information to draw c...

July 17, 2016

My name is Charles Golightly. For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by the natural world.

As I grew, I found myself being called more and more to the ocean; the mystery of its depths; the

intrigue of exploring the unknown. That calling has led me to pursue s...

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