Category Archives: Nate Jones

How to Find a Dead Whale

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab STUNNING, isn’t it?     The magnificent power, the grace,  the vigor of truly giant life.  BUT, where do whales go when they die?? And, what about all those seals, sea lions, dolphins … … Continue reading

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Fishing for seabirds II

How DO marine ornithologists catch the birds they study?  Sometimes, it’s just like catching fish! Of course, first you’ve got to find the birds.  The oceans are HUGE expanses.  They can be difficult to navigate, and birds can fly literally … Continue reading

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Fishing for sea birds

Everyone knows how you catch a fish:   With a net, or with a pole, right? But, how do marine scientists manage to catch sea birds?  Can’t they just “fly away”? Of course, most species can do just that!  So, how … Continue reading

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Icy Spring Time

It’s early June, and there’s still ice in the Bering Sea!  This year the seasonal ice cover has persisted late into the “spring” time.  Much later than in recent years.  In fact, it hasn’t felt much like springtime here on … Continue reading

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Bering Sea surveys resume

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab The seasonal ice is breaking up, and it’s time once again for oceanographers to motor out into the Bering Sea to check the vital signs of the rich sub-arctic.  This summer Brian Hoover and … Continue reading

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Launching into the New Year 2010

Life as a graduate student can seem overwhelming. by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab We must constantly extend our gaze out from the familiar, into a void of unknowns – where to start? – which courses? – what research is … Continue reading

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Safety at Sea

by Nate Jones, Vertebrate Ecology Lab (still in the Bering Sea)   … Of course the bad weather I’ve been writing about was nothing compared to what happens on the Bering during the months of February or March, and the Gold … Continue reading

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