I have quite a few links to share this time around!
- First, a belated welcome to the newest blog to join the Southern Fried Science Network! From Alevin to Adult: the life history of a salmon girl.
- If you are a student passionate about citizen science, check out these awesome internships being offered this summer through DataONE and the National Phenology Network. If I qualified, I would be applying the very instant. I was actually pretty sad about it. *sniff* Deadline to apply is this Friday!
- Did you know that bats are worth at least $3 Billion per year to U.S. agriculture? I still think they’re priceless.
- Only a few more hours to vote for the official name of the cobra that escaped from (and was recaptured by) the Bronx Zoo. Choose between Agnes, Amaunet, Cleopatra, Subira, or Mia!
- A really cool story: Solar salamanders have algae in their cells even as embryos!
- In my last post, I reviewed a few of the National Geographic Channel Expedition Week premiers. In addition, I got to watch the first two episodes of Shark Men. The series follows a crew of scientists researching great white sharks using methods that sparked an interesting debate at Southern Fried Science over individual animal welfare vs. the need for information to conserve populations and species. The series premiers this Sunday, April 10th at 9/8c p.m.
- Lastly, speaking of expeditions, check out the CAT in WATER project on Kickstarter. Pledge to help two journalists get to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand and document fishing cats and fishing cat research! I would lovelovelove to see this documentary made, so I plan on posting more on fishing cats soon. Also, check out the CAT in WATER blog.