Author Archives: Michael

Orcas make me smile, but Humpbacks make me splooge!

Naturally, I have to talk about something from the state up North. Although there are Orcas–northern residents and transients–in Alaska, I am much more familiar with the humpbacks. Humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, are pretty much the cutest thing on earth… if … Continue reading

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Cancer productus, Sorry for killing you

Red rock crab, I won’t lie, killing you made my day. Sorry, but you were a pretty agressive bugger in the tank: killing, pinching, and general bullying around. Here’s your final shot: You and your kind are found from Alaska … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic CO2, Will it destroy us?

I think everyone has done a great job of summarizing our trip to Cattle Point. From whizzing by the McCatchins in the van, to stumbling down the beach, and surviving to see the sunrise over Washington. I restrained and did … Continue reading

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False Bay – Diatoms make a good floor

False Bay was amazing. The quietness was interrupted only by moonlight and the noises of feeding ducks. I didn’t even bring my camera (which explains the lack of pictures). And although I was stopping every twenty feet to monitor ecological … Continue reading

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Sucia Island is AMAZING!

Let me start by saying that I’m really happy to be here at Friday Harbor Labs and THANKS to all that have helped me on this long journey. I am finally here after a summer of anticipation and a long … Continue reading

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