Monday, August 25, 2014

Events Update - August through December 2014

Happy Monday Everyone!  Its time for another Events Update:  Conferences, symposiums, workshops, and the like are a way for us all to network, share our research or products, as well as learn a thing or two along the way.  These meetings foster professional relationships, collaboration, and strengthen our science as a whole.  Check out our blog on "Conference Season" to learn more of why you should consider attending a professional meeting, workshop, etc.  We hope you'll take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about various aspects of the aquatic sciences..... both near and far!  Click "Find out more" to get more information about each.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A look at "Back from the Brink" - Hard Science or Lopsided Observation?


Photo Credit:  NCSU AWCP
In recent weeks, a story of tragedy followed by triumph has circulated among aquatic scientists, the media, and the general public.  "Back from the Brink - How Lake Ellwood, Once Doomed Is Being Rescued", although written as a blog posting, has found its way into various social outlets, professional discussions, and even into mainstream media.  Let’s be honest, with a title as strong as this, how could anyone shy away from reading?  The two words "doomed" and "rescued" alone insight a primal need in all of us to find out what wrong is being done, and who exactly the hero is that saved the day?