Informing and inspiring everyone about California’s underwater world
R/V Robert Gordon Sproul: c.UCSD-SIO
What comes of a scientific cruise once researchers return to port? In my first article (Scripps research on biofuels hits close to home__Part 1), readers traveled with me on Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s R/V Sproul as I helped carry out...
Polyclad flatworm (<em>Pseudobiceros sp.</em>) c.2016 Judith Lea Garfield
There’s nothing like getting stabbed in the back, although for polyclad flatworms it’s one of the facts of life. Not just literally but figuratively, too, because stabbing is integral to the way they reproduce. Polyclads stab and get stabbed (called...
Brown booby on La Jolla bluff. c.Rosemary Tu
I’ve been gazing at a pair of boobies. Not that kind! I mean subtropical brown booby seabirds (Sula leucogaster) loafing on the bluffs and paddling in the sea in what I consider my territory. Mind you, I’m not a bird dog kind of dog. Aeronautical...
c.2016 Judith Lea Garfield
From my many years of scuba diving, I’ve found countless debris cast off or lost by humans to the underwater world. Landfill items include the gross (used adhesive bandages, condoms), the “no-surprise-there” (flip-flops, sunglasses, fishing...
My Mission

To share my knowledge with readers through photographic documentation and writing that blends personal experience, humor, and current science research.