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First run on the Barataria Transect

Yesterday I joined Jim Lee and Charlie Milan to help them execute sampling for the monthly Barataria Transect, one of Eugene Turner’s projects. His lab has been doing this transect, monthly, since 1994 to monitor water chemistry and some of the biology that occurs across this contiguous estuarine system. 181 more words


Platform dive 1 to service LUMCON hypoxia SONDEs

Yesterday I did my checkout dive with LUMCON’s dive safety officer Lora Pride. I’m working on getting certified for scientific┬ádiving, according to the AAUS… 405 more words


Storify about freeze-thaw selection on cultures

There was a twitter conversation today about the relative changes that occur during domestication of bacteria. One element of the thread was the degree to which freezing (and thawing) imposes selection on cultures. 24 more words


Storify on nucleic acid extraction methods

Let’s face it. There are a lot of different ways to skin a microbe, and get the DNA and RNA out for whatever purposes you might deem necessary or useful. 64 more words


Milk Kefir

It’s a tangy, cultured milk drink. Milk Kefir is grown mainly using cows milk. I heard about milk kefir when I was researching how to make my own cheese. 1,199 more words