First off, welcome three new blogs to the Southern Fried Science Network! Yay!
Neuromancy- Research and ramblings of a neuroscience postgrad. People, Policy, Planet- All about the interface of people, policy, and our place on the plant. The Birds, the Bees, and Feeding the World- A group blog focusing on human survival on Earth including food security, agriculture, and climate change.
Now for some link love.
You probably know that many animals use the Earth’s magnetic field for migration and directional purposes. But now, foxes may use it to hunt and estimate distances! Dying for Discovery: A lovely . . . → Read More: Quick Links 1.20.11
I am very excited and honored to join the Southern Fried Science Network, otherwise known as The Gam. However, I must be honest. I was a little nervous about how well I would fit in when I was asked to join after reading what The Gam is:
GAM. Noun – A social meeting of two (or more) Whale-ships, generally on a cruising-ground; when, after exchanging hails, they exchange visits by boats’ crews: the two captains remaining, for the time, on board of one ship, and the two chief mates on the other.
(Moby Dick, page 216)
My first reaction was, “But I don’t have a ship! OH NOES!!!!!” So naturally, I went out and got one. Granted it’s not a whaling ship or anything, but I’m pretty proud of my Condor-class sloop, the HMS Shearwater.
HMS Shearwater under sail- Ain't she a beauty?
To get a ship, I joined the crew of the HMS Shearwater. It’s really not a bad deal. While most crew members must get special permission to leave the ship, I may come and go as I please. Last I checked in, we were at port in San Diego. It was partly cloudy with some light winds from the west, and the high air temperature was 73 degrees. Also, it was August 2nd, 1914. Continue reading Setting Sail