marine biology at home

Dr. Chelsey Crandall is back for the 10th lecture in our free “Marine Biology at Home” series: Human Dimensions of Marine Conservation. In this lecture Dr. Crandall explores the many impacts of humans on marine conservation! She talks about what drives conservation behavior, how we change people’s behavior, and how we manage when conservation conflicts with other human needs.
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The introduction to the free Marine Biology at Home lecture series! Course Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/marinebioathome/
An introduction to the physical and chemical properties of water that allow for life on Earth.
The third in the free Marine Biology at Home lecture series, this is a short dive into the deep topic of Oceanography.
Fourth in the “Marine Biology at Home” series, today we get introduced to phytoplankton by Dr. Emily Brownlee!
Community content for Marine Biology at Home. A short student-made documentary on wetlands and salt marshes in Maryland.
Fifth in the “Marine Biology at Home” series, today we learn about larvae and larval ecology from Dr. Justin S. McAlister! Learn how to classify larvae, how they move, how they interact with and impact their environment, and much more!
The first in the Marine Biology at Home: Field Trip series. Take a trip led by Dr. Raphael Ritson-Williams to the intertidal zone at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve on the California coast and learn about the many organisms that make this habitat their home.
The second video in the Marine Biology at Home: Field Trip series. Take a trip led by Dr. Raphael Ritson-Williams to the Lucy Evans Nature Center in the California Baylands and learn about the importance of this ecosystem.
In the seventh video in our “Marine Biology at Home” series we learn about zooplankton from Emma Tovar. This lecture covers many different species of zooplankton, how we study them, their diets, and more!
In the eighth video in our “Marine Biology at Home” series Raphael Ritson-Williams is back, this time to teach us about how we discover novel compounds in the ocean that help us develop new medicines! He teaches us where some of the medicines we use today come from and how we can use marine organisms to develop new ones!
In the ninth video in our “Marine Biology at Home” lecture series, Dr. Chelsey Crandall gives an informative introduction to fisheries! What are fisheries?How do we characterize and describe fisheries? How do we manage fisheries sustainably? Dr. Crandall answers these questions and more in her talk.
Dr. Chelsey Crandall is back for the 10th lecture in our “Marine Biology at Home” series: Human Dimensions of Marine Conservation. In this lecture Dr. Crandall explores the many impacts of humans on marine conservation. She talks about what drives conservation behavior, how we change people’s behavior, and how we manage when conservation conflicts with other human needs.

sea glass

I want to age like sea glass.
Smoothed by tides,
but not broken.
I want my hard edges to soften.
I want to ride the waves
and go with the flow.
I want to catch a wave
and let it carry me
to where I belong.
I want to be picked up
and held gently by
those who delight in my
well earned patina and
appreciate the changes I went
through to achieve that beauty.
I want to enjoy the journey
and always remember that if
you give the ocean something
breakable it will turn it into
something beautiful.
I want to age like sea glass.

Bernadette Noll

fun fact


Fun Fact: Seagul/Sea Gull – It’s a term you’ve used and heard a million times before, but … there’s no such bird. There’s not even such a family of birds. The term “seagull” is a colloquialism used to refer to a group of generally white-gray-and-black birds that are found (commonly, but not only) near coastal waters.