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Who are the marine scientists on this forum?

Discussion in 'Marine Science and Physiology' started by WinfieldNC, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Florida
    The Department of Education and several thinktanks/NGO's tracks national completion rates somewhat decently, at least for the "traditional" full-time, first time student cohorts.
    Our big local R2 fits within the DOE data cone perfectly, with a reported 6-year time-to-graduate average.

    You might not see this if you're at at R1 or a selective SLAC, or if you're mostly teaching to STEM majors. But browsing around the Chronicle of Higher Education's discussion boards will certainly give you an earful from professors in other disciplines and at other institutional types, ha ha.
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  2. klausi

    klausi Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Dumaguete, Philippines
    I'm a fish biologist, mainly interested in the behavior of reef fishes, especially gobies and damselfishes. This site gives a popular science overview of my research interests: The Shrimp Goby Page
    I presently teach at Silliman University in Dumaguete/Philippines.
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  3. divinh

    divinh Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
    Your first response implied that students these days are somehow "slacking". Do these 6-year time-to-graduate studies say that or did you embellish? I think that's were the criticism for your flippant remark comes from.
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  4. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    I am a full professor at the University of Parma, Italy. My topic, and the name of the main course I teach, is Applied Acoustics. My research activity covers many sub-topics, one of them is Underwater Acoustics.
    I developed various types of underwater hydrophone systems, applied both to active not-impulsive sonar, passive sonar employing beamforming and using ambisonics for capturing the complete vectorial information.
    All my papers are online in PDF format, as I am a strong supporter of the Open Science initiative. Here they go:
    Angelo Farina's Publications
    The papers regarding UW Acoustics are these: 116, 208, 248, 250, 256, 265, 286, 295.
    Here a video recorded two months ago employing this novel underwater ambisonics technology in Panarea (Sicily) for analyzing the noise of CO2 bubbles released by the volcanic sea bed. It is intended to be watched with an HMD (Oculus Go, or the like), which gives you full immersive perspective, including binaural localization of direction of sounds (something you usually do not perceive while diving, as our spatial hearing does not work correctly underwater, whilst an Ambisonics hydrophone array instead works well, and then the Ambisonics signals are converted back to headphones signals with proper interaural level and time differences, in air, and proper headtracking).
    I am the one with grey hair and long yellow Cressi Gara fins, the others are my son Adriano (black fins) and my PhD candidate Daniel Pinardi (shorter yellow fins), who was just certified AOW in July:

    NOTE: it is a panoramic 360-degrees video, so if you are not watching it with an HMD, juts click and drag on the video viewport for "looking around"...
  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    Everyone on ScubaBoard appreciates the incredible input from our Marine Scientists. Many, many thanks.
    Fastnail, divinh, kelemvor and 2 others like this.
  6. DBPacific

    DBPacific Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oregon, USA
    Thank you so much for putting up your papers online! Paywalls on journals are the bane of my existence
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  7. DBPacific

    DBPacific Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oregon, USA
    Aye. In my experience from talking with current or newly graduated grad students, the increase in time necessary comes primarily from a mixture of a difficulty to get funding for projects (delaying or altering what can be done), and an increasing requirement to work part-time as a graduate student to work another job on or off campus as stipends have largely not changed or have decreased while costs of living and tuition at universities has increased. Increasing requirements for students to teach while studying is also a contributor. I know an entire lab in California where all of the graduate students are working every term while also trying to do research because the stipend is laughable compared to the cost of living alone.
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  8. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Parma, ITALY
    Then Scihub is your (and mine) friend...
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  9. Bigbella

    Bigbella Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: San Francisco
    I am a marine biologist whose original interest was marine toxicology -- specifically, how pathogenic species affected aquaculture and other fisheries, especially, the then burgeoning oyster industry in the Pacific Northwest. Did a stint being a consultant to those farms; did larval sediment bioassays (pollution tests on living systems) for cities and the feds; still supply a number of those labs with specimens for that work, as a commercial diver.

    I always enjoyed the expressions on fellow diner's faces -- especially those poncy places with white table cloths and waiters dressed like undertakers or penguins -- when I mentioned that those 50.00 a dozen Belon oysters can frequently be afflicted by a form of chlamydia.

    Leave it to those libertine French; even their oysters have STDs . . .
  10. RyanT

    RyanT Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Maryland
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