Quote of the Day

“Your research in phytoplankton ecology intrigues me, and I’d love to learn more about it. I have always been interested in harmful algal blooms.”

From my sister’s letter of introduction to a university professor whom she hopes will sponsor her as a Ph.D. candidate in marine biology.

It’s so true. Back when we were little kids, I always wanted to dress up Barbies and ride bikes and play M.A.S.H, but all she ever wanted to do was play with harmful algal blooms. It was a real point of contention with the folks.

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