This blog is rooted in exploring the amazing "blue planet" we live on - whose inherent fascination was well described by one very famous frenchman:
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Getting tangled up in that net is what scientists do for a living, incrementally figuring out what's going on in the natural world. Cousteau was able to share his appreciation of the beauty and complexity of the sea with thousands worldwide by giving people a window on the underwater world. Beyond scientific journals, many intriguing science stories are easily accessible. Anyone can marvel at a tide pool, or wonder what the birds in your backyard are up to.
Here I'll explore science news and views. These will not be limited to oceanography, but because I am a marine scientist, will seen through through a watery lense. And I hope this "net" becomes an interactive community that encourages observation of life around us.