Duke Scientist Makes Like Darwin In Brazil

Posted on: 16th September 2009

Categories: Science

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BEAUFORT, N.C. - In an inspiring mix of 19th and 21st Century technologies, a Duke Marine Lab researcher will play the role of Charles Darwin on an upcoming oceanographic cruise off the coast of Brazil.

Kevin Zelnio, a blogger and marine biologist who works with Marine Lab Director Cindy Van Dover, will be aboard a twin-masted tall ship as the science officer and blogger-in-residence during a Sept. 20-23 expedition.

Zelnio, who regularly blogs from Deep Sea News, will identify marine organisms and run DNA extractions on them as they are pulled aboard by the Brazilian tall ship Tocorimé off the coast of Paraty, Brazil. He'll also be blogging at deepseanews.com and updating Twitter as @kzelnio… Read more

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Duke Today 16 September 2009