Ashleigh Gardner

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Todd Gardner Named 2013 Aquarist of the Year!

Todd Gardner Named 2013 Aquarist of the Year!

Saturday night Todd Gardner was named the 2013 MASNA Aquarist of the Year. This announcement was no surprise to many of us aware of Todd's accomplishments. I have had the great honor of experiencing first hand the late nights and hard work that has gone into achieving...

Three Books You Never Knew You Needed

Three Books You Never Knew You Needed

Books… You remember books, right?  Those things with paper that you may currently be using as door stops, those are books.  Many recent technological conveniences have made the ability to carry an entire library with you at all times much more convenient.  However, I...

Haeckel Prints for FREE!!!

Haeckel Prints for FREE!!!

So, who is Ernest Haeckel, and why should you care that you can get his work for free? If you're not familiar with him, you may not be an uber science nerd. Congratulations, there is hope for you yet! If you didn't need this post because you already have every...

Fish on a Plane!

Fish on a Plane!

I had always considered myself to be a light packer, just the essentials.  Travelling over the past few years had added some level of complication to that.  Now we have two new obstacles to contend with- gear and the ever-present possibility that we will be bringing...

Mitigation: Situation Neutralized

Mitigation: Situation Neutralized

Recently, many of us on the east coast made a new friend; Irene.  While she was not nearly as powerful as we had all feared, she certainly did disrupt normal life for many of us.  On Thursday, two and a half days before a single breeze from Irene’s wrath had graced...

Divers in the Desert

Divers in the Desert

I remember setting foot on my first dive boat.  I was happy to see that an entire wall of the boat was devoted to bumper stickers from dive shops around the world, since that implied that we were not their first customers, which gave me some peace.  What surprised me...

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