Sizing Ocean Giants in the Toronto Star

On January 2, 2014

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Craig McClain, Deep Sea News blogger and marine biologist, asked his students to collect size data on ocean giants and tweet at the same time. Here’s why… McClain, a Duke University professor and founder of the blog Deep Sea News, designed a class this past fall that asked his undergraduate students to marshal all the available evidence on body size for a variety of marine megafauna. There was a twist: the students were also required to engage in social media while they conducted their research, writing blog posts, tweeting with the hashtag #sizingoceangiants, and designing marine memes.

You can read more about the class at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and my take on the class at Deep-Sea News.

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