Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Selling Out

So you'll recall from the earlier post today that I've entered Ya Like Dags? into the next phase of its development.  I'd like to announce that I am now part of the nascent Southern Fried Science network.  I'll be keeping the blogspot address active just in case (mainly so people can see this post and then update their links accordingly) but I'm looking forward to the greater design flexibility, readership, and support involved in being part of a larger network (though not too large).  So yes, you can think of it as selling out, but selling out to an indie label.

The blog can now be seen at  The layout is very basic right now but I'll be tweaking it as I go.  Thanks for your continued support and readership, and don't be shy in the comments.

AES Conclusions and An Announcement

Below the jump you'll find a talk that I somehow managed to forget to discuss here on the blog, some parting remarks about the conference, and an announcement.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

AES Day 3.5

Day 3 of the AES conference was the big feeding symposium, and there was plenty to sink my teeth into (all puns always intended).  Today is mostly made up of the stress symposium, which is a little technical for my tastes but still interesting and an important topic.  As you saw yesterday, I decided to choose my social life over blogging, something the Hot Girlfriend and my friends who came into town to visit probably appreciate.  On to the good parts...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

AES Day 3 coming up

I had a good run so far, but thanks to social obligations I'll have to save the Day 3 update on the AES conference for later.  Stay tuned...

Friday, July 9, 2010

AES Day 2 - Day of the Dogfish

Today was the day when two of us from the Rulifson lab gave our presentations (Jen gave a talk, I stood by my poster and chatted with passers-by).  Perhaps by design it was also the day that the dogfish talks came out of the woodwork.  Lots of interesting new data was presented that will hopefully eventually give us a clue as to what's happening with this species.  I also washed all the dogfish talks down with some highly entertaining talks about tiger sharks, of both the standard and sand variety.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

AES Day 1

The first official day of talks wrapped up today, followed by a pretty sweet social at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.  I'll run down some of the more interesting stuff I heard about today in relatively short form below.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Dogfish on Tour: The Providence Prelude

Your humble narrator is currently in the Great State of Rhode Island after a detour to the Jersey Shore to visit the Hot Girlfriend.  I'll be spending time with some friends until Wednesday, when  the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists gets underway.  I'll be attempting to provide regular updates from the conference (including my own poster presentation) and may try my hand at some live blogging (if I have the gumption to drag my laptop to a lot of talks).  I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow shark people and reconnecting with some old friends and advisors.  If you're attending the conference, I'll see you there.