Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Welcome to my blog!

I hope this will be a way for me to showcase the wonders of the ocean as I see them, as a scientist, diver and just plain old admirer. I love the ocean. It has always fascinated me. I have wanted to become a marine biologist since I was 5!! I am lucky that I have been able to pursue my dream. Although being here now is quite different then what I envisioned as a young girl, it is better than I ever expected!

I also want to use this to post photos, stories, recipes and the happy and frustrating moments in life! Hopefully, this will be a source of continuous fun as well as a place of solace, a kind of refuge...working on a PhD can be rough and sometimes you just need a diversion!

Just as an aside, in my header photo are just 2 of the hundreds of ocean treasures I have collected over the years and have scattered around my house. The Arctic surf clam (Mactromeris polynyma) and Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis). Both were found washed up on Martinique beach (photo courtesy of Sean Anderson) after an intense winter storm. The crab still had meat in it...it took one full year to get the stink out! Let's just say we didn't visit that corner of the deck too often! : )

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