Here’s a video I put together to summarize one of the best weeks of my life. I was so happy to share California’s kelp forests & wild islands with one … Continue reading A love letter to California’s underwater ecosystems
Our trip took us as far North as Coral Bay (23.1447° S, 113.7764° E) and as far south as Bremer Bay (34.3940° S, 119.3760° E). We spent 8 nights staying … Continue reading 5,000 kilometers later: A voyage along the Western Australian coast
The Exploratorium invited me to give a talk during their After Dark “Everything Matters: Tales of the Periodic Table” series. On March 16th, I was able to share the recent … Continue reading Exploratorium Talk: How Poop Sinks in the Ocean
Enjoying the incredible macro-photography opportunities in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines. Bargibant’s pygmy seahorse – Hippocampus bargibanti : This seahorse was about 5 mm tall. You can see his small black eye … Continue reading Anilao, Philippines
Explored the otherworldly ocean floor in this magical twilight dive.
Whale Watching on the Blackfin with one of my co-authors, Alisa Schulman-Janiger (naturalist extraordinaire), and Captain Nancy Black. Here is a video of a spectacular breach, which happened no more … Continue reading American Cetacean Society Meeting Whale Watching Trip
On August 13th, I embarked on my third scientific research cruise. We left from San Diego and arrived, about ten days later, in San Francisco. We were calibrating sensors for inorganic … Continue reading RV Oceanus Research Cruise August 2016
This summer, I spent two months in Russia conducting electrophysiological studies on sleep in marine mammals, including northern fur seals and beluga whales. There were four main projects we focused … Continue reading Marine Mammal Studies in Russia
As the student GSI for the Invertebrate Zoology, I get to go on all their fun field trips! This weekend we went to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and saw all … Continue reading Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Field Trip
On February 23rd, I did two collection dives with my dive buddy, Tim Herrlinger, for the Lophotrochozoa Exploration lab for the Invertebrate Zoology class at Berkeley (IB103LF). We collected tons of … Continue reading Monterey Collection Dives
Joined one of my co-authors for my recent publication in Aquatic Mammals, Alisa Schulman-Janiger, aboard the Magician and saw tons of gray whales and humpbacks.
It’s really exciting to teach for the first time. I am teaching a discussion section for the Oceanography class here at Berkeley. Below are some materials I created for the … Continue reading Teaching Oceans