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Stories by David Ginsburg

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: "Think Like a Brittle Star"

On a recent collecting excursion in Palau, I repeated the mantra "Think Like a Brittle Star" over and over as my colleague Jim Haw and I searched for a specimen ( Ophiotylos leucus ) that was last seen 76 years ago by Japanese scientists (cf.

June 18, 2012 — David Ginsburg

Problems Without Passports: Scientific Research Diving at USC Dornsife--Looking Ahead

Last week, my colleagues and I wrapped up our second annual Maymester course to Guam and Palau.While the course participants returned to Los Angeles, I stayed behind on the island of Guam to catch up with old friends and colleagues, and to begin sketching out a rough draft of next year’s scientific course content.  

This year’s course was a tremendous success.

June 14, 2011 — David Ginsburg