Scientific/environmental consultant. Science writer. Research associate at @ASU @ASUinDC , opinions mine not ASU’s. He/him

Washington, DC
Joined August 2009
Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
What History Can Teach Us About the Conservation of Endangered Species: Saving endangered species sometimes means knowing where they used to live — before scientists started studying them. For that, we need historical ecologists. bit.ly/3RFdrDt Via @Revelator_News
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
Don’t miss @WhySharksMatter’s presentation today at 11 am (PDT): Why everything you know about shark conservation is wrong: An interdisciplinary look at misinformation along the science-policy interface. Register for this free webinar here: mbari.org/shiffman-david-sem…
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
What a cool study! Seabirds fly into the eye of typhoons. Energy landscapes are everywhere
1/6 New paper! Streaked shearwaters show an astonishing response to typhoons, flying towards the eye of the storm (bird tracks in colour, storm eye in black). Work w @ELCShepard @AndrewRossLeeds & Ken Yoda @PNASNews #ornithology #seabird @BES_Move_SIG pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.22…
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🧜🏽‍♀️🦈Here at MISS, we aim to help women/gender minorities gain access to a field they have historically been excluded from. All of our opportunities are possible with the help of donations. If you’re interested in helping out, click the link below! donate.misselasmo.org/campai…
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
When Twitter was less moderated, it was completely saturated in political bots, spam, and platform manipulation by foreign governments. It was measurably worse in every way, unless you were a political operative trying to spread lies about political opponents unchecked.
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
No better example of vertebrate propaganda than branding "no backbone" as cowardly. Vertebration was our original sin for which we must repent.
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Replying to @WhySharksMatter
my first day back i shelled out too much money for a superdry hoodie because after ~10 years in nyc i forgot how cold summer evenings could be 🤓
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
The term “Fat Head” is never been so appropriate as when used for swordfish. The white areas is oil soaked tissue, around the eye and down to the sword. The oil helps to lubricate the sword for aerodynamics and keep the eye at a constant temperature.
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Replying to @WhySharksMatter
I could’ve told you this !!
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Replying to @WhySharksMatter
I DID tell you this 😂
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Thoughts on San Francisco after a week in Southern California: I packed for Southern California weather and I have some regrets
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
Stingrays are one of the major predators of Sea Scallops. #Inktober Day 4 prompt of the word “Scallop.” @inktober #Inktober2022
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Friends, if you don’t think it’s fair to say that *a human activity that causes many extinctions* has a greater negative impact on biodiversity than *a human activity that causes zero extinctions,* I don’t really know how to communicate with you.
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Dr. David Shiffman retweeted
Are #science #limericks a thing in #scicomm? This is one I wrote about goblin sharks because, well, #sharks. In the dark of the sea, there’s a grin that belongs to a face sick as sin. With its nose, it takes aim, whips its jaws out to claim the unforgettable name: Shark Goblin
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