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Ocean Sciences

Imaggeo On Monday: A drift of sea-snail shells

Imaggeo On Monday: A drift of sea-snail shells

A collection of washed-up shells on a beach on the south island of New Zealand. Shore transport processes have produced a well-sorted drift of similarly sized (approx. 1-2 cm) shells and shell fragments. The main species represented are the common turret shell (Maoricolpus roseus) and wheel shell (Zethalia zelandica), both sea snails endemic to New Zealand.   Description by Pontus Lurcock, af ...[Read More]

Pride on board: working on an ocean-going research vessel as an LGBTQI+ person

Pride on board: working on an ocean-going research vessel as an LGBTQI+ person

Working from home during the pandemic has allowed many of us to look back on past experiences and to long for the days when our work in marine science took us to amazing places all around the world. Pride month is another great opportunity for reflection and to consider how things have changed for us as LGBTQI+ individuals and the community within STEM, including, on the International Day of the S ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Giant Australian Cuttlefish in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia

Imaggeo On Monday: Giant Australian Cuttlefish in the Spencer Gulf, South Australia

In the shadow of the Santos oil and gas processing plant and export terminal lies the only place in the world where cuttlefish come together by the tens of thousands to mate every winter. The unique geology of the area, with a seafloor composed of bedrock and tabular quartzite blocks, makes for an ideal egg-laying habitat, and thus is an attractive breeding ground for the Australian Giant Cuttlefi ...[Read More]

Geotalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Geotalk: Meet Meriel Bittner, the Ocean Science Division’s Early Career Scientist Representative

Hello Meriel, thank you for speaking with us today! Could you introduce yourself? My name is Meriel Bittner and I am the Early Career Scientist Representative for the Ocean Sciences (OS) Division of EGU. Currently, I am a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Originally from Germany, I did my Bachelor and Master at the University of Vienna in Austria, hence I have attended multiple general a ...[Read More]