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If all of Mariah’s posts about diving in Fiji has you itching to visit a tropical coral reef, now is your chance! Join us for a science cafe on Wednesday, March 31st to learn about the need to restore coral … Continue reading
by Mariah Boyle, Ichthyology Lab After an interval of time at the surface during my Fijian shark dive, suddenly, it’s time for the real thing – visitng the spot where the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) shows up. We drop down … Continue reading
By Kyle Reynolds, Benthic Ecology Lab Can you imagine being pregnant in your foot? That’s just one of the fascinating things I discovered about the snail species I studied for my thesis. I studied animals at hydrothermal vents (seafloor volcanoes) … Continue reading
by Mariah Boyle, Ichthyology Lab December 2008: Our boatload of kai vulagi (visitors) are heading towards Survivor Island (the one they used in Survivor: Fiji) for some exploring. All of a sudden, a whale spouts only about 50 yards away … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Graduate student Kyle Reynolds describes her experience in the South Pacific, where she participated in a 2006 research cruise to study organisms living on the hydrothermal vent system of the Lau Basin. by Kyle Reynolds, Benthic Ecology Lab … Continue reading