A Lion's mane jellyfish. Photo by Dan Hershman.
01 May 2017
As the most junior member of teaching staff you get all the jobs nobody else wants to do. In that light I got an email last week telling me I had been nominated to second-mark sixteen dissertations. That's a lot! And about half of them are biological. It's a big pile of work. On the other hand, I'm bound to learn something. The topics are all over the place: jellyfish, the Great Barrier Reef, plastic pollution, sediment transport, geoengineering, deep water formation, and whatnot. And I might sometimes just take them home and spend some hours on the couch with a generous supply of coffee within reach. There are much worse things than get paid to read!