Saturday, August 28, 2010

Updates on Glacier Bay National Park Corals!

The first expedition to search for deep water corals in Glacier Bay National Park has begun - check out updates here!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Off to Alaska - 19th Aug - 12th Sept

I'm packed and early in the morning i'll be off, so be sure to check out the project pages linked to the right - there are automatic updates posted here and twitter feeds too. The first project will be Glacier Bay National Park Corals (19th Aug - 1st Sept) and the second is Alaska Fjord Corals (3rd - 12th Sept).

There will be chunks of time where I won't have internet, email or even electricity and running water, so the updates may be a spread out, but i'll update as I can so bare with me!

Dr. W.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


The packing is in full swing - bottles and jars - check! Dissection equipment - check! Diving equipment - check! Maps, papers and permits - check! Now it all just has to fit into the two 50lb bags i'm allowed to take on the plane! 

Dr. W. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ten days and counting

It's just ten days until I head out to Glacier Bay National Park, firstly on a little vacation kayaking around the fjords, then onto work, working with the National Park service for a week to look at specific coral locations around the fjords. Then it's onto Juneau, to work on the Alaskan Fjord Coral Reproduction project, another project i'm particularly excited about. I've just started both those project pages, so be sure to check them out!

In other news Jackie, a Ph.D. student who's been doing a ton of histology in my lab this last few weeks, just had her coral reproduction paper accepted for publication in Coral Reefs - congratulations Jackie!

Dr W.