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Research and musings

Updated: Mar 1

Welcome to my blog!

marine ecology, ecophysiology, fisheries, global change biology

I try to avoid social media platforms like the plague, because the algorithms that shape them tend to amplify the darkest aspects of our psychology, to the detriment of society. Instead, I prefer to engage with people directly, or in a forum like this where I have control over the context, to the extent that's possible.

Here I will share updates on my research, promote sources of high-quality information, and muse about subjects that interest me. I aspire to live an examined life and do good in the world. I am a work in progress, and often fail, but am resolved to never giving up. My perspective is foremost, human. More specifically, I see the world through the lens of a scientist, father, husband, and friend. I look forward to sharing my journey with you, dear reader!

smiling Nate throwing double shakas in a drysuit, wearing algae as a wig
Nathan "Nate" B. Spindel, PhD throwing double shakas after a SCUBA based ecological monitoring survey session. Intrepid scientific divers carry out hundreds of these dives annually in service of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Monitoring Project, led by researchers working for the Marine Science Institute of the University of California Santa Barbara.

Check out the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Mitigation Monitoring Project (SONGSMMP) website for information about the research shown in this field shot!

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