Since moving to the east coast to pursue a postdoc in the macrophysiology of cold-water ecosystems, I've really taken to the rugged coastlines of Newfoundland. It's really not hard to find inspiration when you have daily reminders floating in your backyard.
The bonus is that a lot of the coastline here is outside of restricted airspace (i.e., legal to fly a drone); the opposite of where I was living in Victoria, British Columbia. Can't wait for field season!
So, how DO I create my 'critters-on-black' photos? The recipe includes 3 key ingredients:
Sometimes, the best parts of a science story gets edited out during the process of crafting research to meet the 'peer-reviewed' format. My blog seems to be the perfect place for these anecdotes that don't quite fit inside the box. For example, I once published a paper on glass sponge-eating nudibranchs that had quite a fun "behind-the-science" story.
Jackson W.F. Chu
Jackson is a marine biologist, photographer, and dog-owner. This blog will try to be heavy on the photos and light on the text.