Monday, January 05, 2009

oysters and stuff

This morning I asked my Facebook friends what blogs they read, and I'm getting all sorts of stuff to check out.

Here's one I like: The Oyster's Garter is written (so the blog tells me) by a marine biologist and a journalist. It's got reasonably shortish entries, and they're funny. (Two things I greatly value.) It's about...well, science. Ok, there's an emphasis on marine science, but that's still broad - lots marine invertebrates but also some physical oceanography. I love marine invertebrates. There's some musing about science journalism and, yep, a bunch more marine invertebrates. Including fabric marine invertebrates.

The musing about science journalism makes me think I really don't want to get involved in debates about science journalism. (I followed a chain of links to a variation on "science journalists are stupid and only scientists should be allowed to talk about science" vs "scientists don't know how to speak English and you don't understand journalism, you jerk.") I prefer, you know, doing stuff to yelling about it.

10 comments:

Miriam Goldstein said...

Thanks for the love! You're making us blush.

Jason said...

You're shooting for a spot in Open Laboratory 2009, aren't you?

Miriam Goldstein said...

I made it into Open Laboratory, actually. Fame and fortune surely await!

towwas said...

Oh! I wasn't, but I guess now I have something to aim for. Thanks for stopping by, Miriam! Maybe someday I'll actually finish researching sciencey blogs and start one.

Talentedhands said...

Who admits to loving marine invertibrates, anyway?

Jason said...

Hells yeah, T-Hands - marine vertebrates all the way, bay-bay. INvertebrates? More like INBREDvertebates, am I right?!

kumquat said...

Oh, I love marine invertebrates. Especially the ones that can turn themselves inside out. Why am I forgetting this word? Not eviscerate, but ... gah! Sea cucumbers are my favorite.

kumquat said...

The word is "evert".

erin*carly said...

oooooh, sea cucumbers. they're also my favorite. i had a stuffed one once. it looked a little inappropriate for a 10-year-old to have, but eh, i didn't know any better.

Random Brother said...

"The word is "evert"."

... which also pops up in the sphere eversion problem, featured in the immortal classic
Outside In.