A science blog that examines what washes ashore in the Pacific Northwest. This exciting blog includes the latest news, as well as tidbits in oceanography, biology, and marine science. Your one-stop source for information and news on debris from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Japan.
A product of the 80's, Shea grew up in a small town in
northeastern Wyoming. It was a land of
endless prairie, where cowboys run wild and free, and the number of local
churches is only equal to that of bars.
Shea attended the University of Wyoming from 2004-2008 in
pursuit of a pre-veterinary science degree.
After single-handedly saving a number of puppies, kittens, and other
furry things, she found that her zest for life and riveting personality were
too much for the least-populated state to handle. In 2009, Shea moved to Oregon in search of organic gardens,
hippies, and a career in marine biology. She found all of these.
Soon she began her
ongoing pursuit of a Master's degree in Wildlife Science at Oregon State
While she now spends most of
her free time communing with dolphins (a prerequisite for all marine
biologists), and generally making the world a better place by existing, her day
job involves spatial and ecological modeling of habitat use by the Pacific
harbor seal. She hopes that her work will someday lead to a Nobel prize and
numerous book deals. Which it undoubtedly will.
She doesn't always drink beer, but when she does, she drinks
locally brewed ales.