This morning, we published the last installment of this year's USC Dornsife Scientific Diving series of posts at the Expeditions blog.

They did a great job last year and even better this year. Let's hope they come back next year as well.

If you need a single URL for all of the posts so you can save it or share it with your friends, you can use this post, or the USC Dornsife tag.

Over the course of the past couple of months, we have heard from the band of intrepid explorers - Jim Haw, David Ginsburg and a number of their students. We learned about Guam and Palau geography, history and politics, about local people, biodiversity, charismatic megafauna, and conservation issues. We learned about some nifty research methods, saw glimpses of cool equipment, and some great photos: both underwater and on the ground. And we learned a lot about the history and current state of knowledge of the physiology of diving. And on the last day they made an important discovery of a brittle star species, not found at Palau for 76 years, although this location is where the 'type specimen' was originally caught and described.

It was fascinating to me each time I received a new post from Jim Haw, and I hope it was fascinating for you, too. Thank you, guys!

Here are all the posts, listed in chronological order, so you can have them all in one place:

Catching Up with Scientific Diving at USC Dornsife: Surfgrass Monitoring at Catalina

Catching up with Scientific Diving at USC Dornsife: The Robot Submarine

Catching up with Scientific Diving at USC Dornsife: Diving into the Aquarium of the Pacific

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Moving Forward to Guam and Palau 2012

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Finding My Career Through This Course

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Devaluation of Ecosystem Services

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Why USC Dornsife was the Right Decision For Me

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Why Experiential Learning is Vital to Academic Life

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: My Walden South of Los Angeles

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Crown-of-Thorns Outbreaks and Anthropogenic Pollution

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The International Policy Rationale for the Military Buildup on Guam and Some Environmental Drivers

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Marine Ecology from Antarctica to Micronesia

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palau Water Supply

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Contributions of J. S. Haldane to Dive Safety

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Human Impacts on Mangrove Forests

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Global Sea Cucumber Fisheries

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palauan Mermaids

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The California Spiny Lobster

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Invasion of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Coconut Crab in Guam

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Marine Ecosystem Based Management

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Navy Dive Tables

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Entangled in the Excitement of Every New Day

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Economic Effects of the Revised Military Buildup in Guam

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Guam and Calayan Rails

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Chamorro Women and the Spanish

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Diving into Apra Harbor’s Western Shoals and CB Junkyard

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Remaking What We’ve Lost – A Look At Artificial Reefs

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Ecosystem Monitoring in the Ngederrak Marine Conservation Area

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Micronesia Regional Shark Sanctuary

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Palau, Above the Waterline

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Jellyfish Lake

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Preserving Palau’s Resources through Protected Area Networks

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: A Note on the Rock Islands of Palau

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: Beginning My Journey as a USC Environmental Studies Major

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: New Methods to Avoid Decompression Sickness

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: An Interview with Karl Huggins

Scientific Diving at USC Dornsife: Monitoring Contaminants of Emerging Concern using new passive sampling techniques

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: “Think Like a Brittle Star”

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: 2012 Wrap Up – Notes From a Field Course