College student bloggers from across the United States are currently competing to win a $10,000 scholarship. You can vote for the winner. And you should consider voting for David Shiffman, one of the ocean science bloggers who writes for Southern Fried Science. If he wins, he has pledged to adopt a satellite-tagged shark in the name of his blog's readers, hold a contest to name said shark, and provide regular blog updates about what the shark is up to. My suggestion: Vote Shiffman, because sharks are awesome.

7 Responses to “A vote for Shiffman is a vote for sharks (in a good way)”

  1. Simon Goring says:

    I can’t belive people would vote for sharks over woolly mammoths!  Jacquelyn Gill is a friend of mine, a great scientist, and she studies woolly mammoth dung.  The choice is yours. . . lame old sharks, or awesome woolly mammoth poop.

    Think about it.

  2. nosehat says:

    That’s cool that you are promoting this, but it makes me feel a little bad for the other students who have entered.

    Many of these vote-for-me-online contests end up actually rewarding how good you are at social marketing, not how good you are at the actual theme of the contest.

    Although, now that I think about it, social marketing is a pretty key element of successful blogging.  :)

  3. At the risk of betraying my base, I’d like to add that Jacquelyn Gill and Heather Cohen both have awesome science blogs as well.

  4. Simon Goring says:

    I would also like to point out to people, having now shilled for Jacquelyn, that you can vote once each day, so if you can’t choose, go back and vote for a few people.  There are some great blogs in the running.

  5. pjcamp says:

    Sorry, had to vote for Heather Cohen because she’s a home brewer.

    And that site really should have links to the blogs instead of just a list of names.

  6. Naming wild animals is bad.

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