04 Jun '11, 1am

Meet a marine scientist as he prepares for the kind of work he does best…60 ft underwater.

Meet a marine scientist as he prepares for the kind of work he does best…60 ft underwater.

The following is a guest essay written by James Byrne, the Conservancy’s South Florida and Caribbean Marine Science Program Manager. Byrne is also a Dive Safety Officer working with researchers in Florida and the Caribbean to ensure scientific diving expeditions are conducted safely. Byrne and a scientific diving crew will be conducting the first-ever comprehensive assessment of coral reefs off the eastern Caribbean islands. Learn more about the expedition in this post and in this Q&A with Byrne on nature.org. Even as a marine scientist, I’ve had to pay my dues sitting behind a desk. But this week, I’m preparing for the kind of work I do best…60 feet underwater. Along with a team of researchers, my office will be aboard the Golden Shadow , a vessel that hosts oceanographic expeditions around the world. This is the kind of office marine scientists dream about. When she was ...

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/06/golden-shadow-expedition-g...

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