Julia Scott says “participant observation” is a valuable reporting tool, even if it means climbing into an “iron lung” which looks like something only Dracula would lay in. [...]
Science reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro gets the low-down on Posidonia, a seagrass, from scientist Alex Lorente. (Photo by Manel Gazo in L’Estartit, Spain.)
Imagine spending five years working on your PhD studying Norwegian killer whale vocalization. Then imagine deciding you no longer want to be an ocean biologist.