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The Gordian Knot of Global Aquaculture III: The Globalization of Aquaculture
This is the third and final entry in this late spring/early summer set of blogs about aquaculture. If you are just tuning in, the first post detailed the general history of fin fish aquaculture and the second looked at the development of feeding methods for...
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The Gordian Knot of Global Aquaculture Part II: Feeding Farmed Freshwater Fishes
In my last post, I talked about the very general history of aquaculture and especially the farming of fin fishes. Of course, shell fish aquaculture is a bit different, and it diverges pretty rapidly based on this post. Because I'm going to be talking about ...
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The Gordian knot of global aquaculture: Part I The History
Aquaculture sits at the intersection of a great many areas of interaction with the sea: it involves food supply issues, environmental concerns, and the combination of craft knowledge and academic science. My next couple of posts will be about aquaculture an...
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The Galapagos Tortoise: A conservation success story
It would seem that the Galapagos tortoise has been
officially declared a conservation success. This is lovely news- in the first
decade of the 20th century, there were few tortoises left on the islands and
researchers could find no active nests. In effect, ...
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Climate Change is not science**
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I'm a bit all-over-the-place about my interests, Marine research fosters this plurality because the marine world is huge and impactful- it touches everything. So I thought in this post I would talk abou...
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Maritime Music Traditions: Longing and Belonging near and on the ocean
When I write, I often listen to one genre on heavy rotation.
While I’m a pretty eclectic music lover overall, when writing in long
stretches, I most commonly turn to country. I grew up listening to country and
I find it calming. However, I’m not such a huge...
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Trashing the Oceans Part 2: Normalizing Human Pollution in the Marine Environment
My previous post was on the inclusion of certain types of
plastic pollution in the movie Finding Dory. Basically, the type of plastic
that we see as a problem is really a problem for the 80s and 90s. The problem
today is microplastics spreading throughout t...
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