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Figure 1: Despite their bad reputation, sharks are less likely to injure you than you might think.

Shark Week for Scientists

Ashley Marranzino

Shark, fish, and reptile scientists joined together to share their research at the 2015 Joint Meeting for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists last week. Here are some of the interesting talks I was able to see.

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Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day
Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day

In an effort to connect scientists with policy-makers, the American Meteorological Society hosts Congressional Visit Days. This post highlights six “lessons” learned during these unique and important meetings with our local and national policy-makers.

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 Bright and beautiful marine flora. At a broad level, algae are grouped by color (pigments) and have tons of applications ranging from ecosystem services to food and medicine. Pictured are three specimens from coastal Rhode Island representing the groups of brown algae, green algae, and red algae. : Lindsay Green, URI #oceanbitesorg #seaweed #algae #science #flora  Is #fieldworkfriday a thing? #intertidal #science #oceanbitesorg #ecology

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