David Shiffman
David Shiffman

David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami. He writes for Southern Fried Science. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Science
July 8 2015 10:22 AMWhat You Really See in a Wildlife DocumentaryShark Week is a great time to read this insider’s account.
Science
Oct. 22 2014 11:23 AM“I’m Not a Scientist” Is a Dangerous Cop-OutPoliticians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Wild Things
July 29 2014 10:47 AMSawfish Are Some of the World’s Weirdest and Most Endangered Fish
Wild Things
July 3 2014 9:48 AMWhat Do Sharks Do in a Hurricane? Answers to Our Goofy Shark Questions.
Wild Things
May 8 2014 8:53 AMDolphins Saved a Swimmer From a Shark! A Rare Combination of Three Marine Myths.
Science
Sept. 4 2013 12:41 PMSwimming With SharksWas Diana Nyad really at risk of being bitten during her historic swim?
Wild Things
Jan. 27 2015 9:16 AMWestern Australia Is Perverting Science to Kill Sharks, and Scientists are Furious
Wild Things
Aug. 15 2014 11:02 AMShark Week Is Lying Again About Monster Megalodon Sharks
Wild Things
July 11 2014 4:30 PMRosie O’Donnell, New Co-Host of The View, Killed an Endangered Hammerhead Shark for Fun
Wild Things
June 17 2014 8:41 AMSeaWorld Exaggerated Its Research Record
Science
April 11 2014 10:34 AMStephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TVWill he be stuck interviewing dingbat celebrities at CBS?
Science
May 30 2013 1:51 PMNo, Mermaids Do Not ExistWhat Animal Planet’s fake documentaries don’t tell you about the ocean.
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Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.