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Winding down another Baikal field season

Today is our last day in Bol’shie Koty and we’re wrapping up the last of our sample preparation and packing. We’ve crammed an amazing amount of science into the last week, starting with a three day research cruise along the coast of the southern basin of the lake. 218 more words

Field Work

Go Local Food world this week

On Wednesday much weeding going on in preparation for the big BBQ on Saturday. Last seen John and Ian were off to weed the onion patch. 216 more words

Go Local Food

How to Quickly Distinguish a Masked Shrew from a Pygmy Shrew

Although many studies forgo differentiation between masked shrews (Sorex cinereus) and pygmy shrews (S. hoyi), these two species can be identified in the field using a number of morphological differences. 19 more words



Bronzed hands and neck.

Field workers at 5am.  The sun

cuts sharp.  Tractors crawl, knives

slice.  Work hard breathing.

Sweat equals blood.  No one speaks. 72 more words


Recently, scientists have been taking to social media to share their stories of field work bloopers under the tag #fieldworkfail.  Things like dropping fecal samples on themselves, falling sleep while waiting for a turtle to arrive, only to be woken up by the curious turtle crawling over them, or darting a zebra and having it pass out in a precarious position.   779 more words

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Chapter 6: Ancient and Present-day Nebraska

The great plains of Nebraska hide many secrets. I visited northwestern Nebraska last week as a part of a fossil collecting expedition with the University of Florida. 1,776 more words