2nd September 2008 – 1st October 2008

I’m currently visiting the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I’ve only been to America once before, for a conference in Miami in 2005. I found the adjustment for that quite difficult. Yet, at Wilmington, it has a continental feel that has made my adjustment quite easy.

At UNCW, I’ve visiting the lab of Dr Steve Ross, a researcher on cold-water corals. Steve is primarily a fish biologist who has an expansive expertise in deep-sea biology. His lab is based in the woods adjacent to the Marine Center of UNCW. The small lab is far different to other places I’ve worked, yet the team feel of the group is second to none.

We’re due to fly down to Mississippii to meet the RV Nancy Foster on the 1st October. It should be good.