The Exeter Blog

Views and opinions from across the whole spectrum of the University of Exeter; our academics, researchers, staff, students, and partners. We'll be blogging about our research, events, business, and more.

Studying sea star sperm in Sweden

How many people would travel to one of the most beautiful coastal tourist destinations in northern Europe, at the height of summer, and spend three weeks sitting in a 10 degree cold room with their eyes glued to a microscope? Not many, I’d guess, but it’s exactly what I’ve done by visiting the Kristineberg Marine [...]

Life on the Catlin Arctic Survey 2011

I’m writing this blog sat in a tent on the frozen Arctic Ocean at 78⁰46.4”N, 104⁰43.3”W, with just a meter and a half of frozen seawater between me and a 500m deep and very cold ocean. The temperature outside is -25⁰C today, which amazingly now feels almost warm after a week of camping out here [...]