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Craig McClain
Works at National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
Attended University of Massachusetts Boston
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Ed Yong writes about my latest research
In November 2006, Craig McClain sailed into the Pacific Ocean, threw 36 logs overboard, and created several new worlds. When wood sinks to the bottom of the ocean, whether from shipwrecks, uprooted...
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I need your help in crowd funding some cool deep-sea science.  
https://experiment.com/projects/wood-is-it-what-s-for-dinner
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The information in this video incorrect.  The actual study in PNAS makes no mention of radiation. Please read http://deepseanews.com/2014/01/is-the-sea-floor-littered-with-dead-animals-due-to-radiation-no/
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nicely explained and brought together piece  +Craig McClain 
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My new work.
Starting about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, brachiopod groups disappeared in large numbers, along with 90 percent of the planet's species. Today, only a few groups, or genera, of brachiopods remain. 'Most people won't be familiar with brachiopods. They're pretty rare in the ...
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"From a metabolic perspective, the oceans have always belonged to the clams."

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Neatorama, my favorite website on the internet, mentions my crowd fund project with deep-sea science.
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Friends please consider contributing to my crowdfund project to study invertebrates in the deep oceans.  Also please share with your friends and family.  I am $3000 shy of my goal. https://www.microryza.com/projects/wood-is-it-what-s-for-dinner
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Chemistry, wood falls, and dub step.  You know you want to see a video with wha, wha, whaaaa's and HD video from the deep.  And if you enjoy the video considering donating to my crowd funded research 

https://www.microryza.com/projects/wood-is-it-what-s-for-dinner
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Thanks for Pauline!  Just help me spread the word!
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With more than 87 percent of Americans getting information online and 30 percent of those under 30 following the news via social media, the need for social-media savvy scientists and experts is increasingly essential in order to communicate science to the public. Join us for an opportunity to talk with experts in sparking science-based conversations via social media. Hear about their experiences to learn the tricks of the trade and lessons learned for jump-starting or enhancing your use of social media to create the space for science in public conversations. 

Hangout Hosts:
- Liz Neeley, Assistant Director of Science Outreach at COMPASS
- Jamie Vernon, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at US DOE
- Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, ESRI
- Craig McClain, Assistant Director of Science at National Evolutionary Synthesis Center,
-   Moderator: Gretchen Goldman, Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists
The Science of Science in Social Media
Tue, December 17, 2013, 2:00 PM
Google+ Hangout on Air - livestreamed and archived online

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  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
    Assistant Director of Science, 2009 - present
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A Marine Biologist, Scientist Communicator, Editor, Director, Lover-Not-A-Fighter, Diver, Loving Husband, Conservationist, and Generally A Great All Around Guy
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A Deep-Sea Biologist, Invertebrate Evolutionary Ecologist, Editor, Director, Lover-Not-A-Fighter, Diver, Loving Husband, Open Access Advocate, Conservationist, and Generally A Great All Around Guy.

http://craigmcclain.com/
http://deepseanews.com/
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    Ph.D. Environmental Biology, 1998 - 2003
  • Hendrix College
    B.A. Religion/Biology, 1993 - 1997