Author Archives: luisearmstrong

Science from movies

This blog post isn’t going to discuss science in movies per se, but rather how the public reiterates what they think they’ve learned from movies. Recently an adult came through the STAR Center (Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation) at North … Continue reading

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To release or to not release…

I was talking with a colleague the other day about some of the sea turtles on exhibit at a local aquarium. He was of the mind that we should release all of the sea turtles. One of the turtles is … Continue reading

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STAR Center rehab: Day One

        In an effort to become gainfully employed as a scientist I began volunteering with the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) and was lucky enough to be asked to be a part of the expanding ranks … Continue reading

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy

In my search to find volunteer opportunities (and possibly a job) I worked this past Sunday with a group of amazing people. The Gowanuc Canal Conservancy (GCC) is an organization which, for the past seven years, has been working to … Continue reading

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A Great Big Thank You to all my Professors

This morning while reading through my twitter feed I came upon a discussion about why individuals with PhDs are moving away from the university track and into different types of careers. You can read the blogs posts at Scicurious and Perlstein and Easternblot. … Continue reading

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Field Work is Done!

The fourteen hour days are over and they were a success. Well, we have crunched any of the data so there is no one to dispute my claim.We save the life of a box turtle (Terrapene carolina) at brown creek. It … Continue reading

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A skink is not a salamander

We are pulling net after net after net. We sample, identify, or fail to identify (take those back to the lab to key out later) fish after fish after fish. We are also getting quite a few salamanders. I think … Continue reading

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