#FieldWorkFail: Scientists Share Their Mistakes Working in the Wild
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Fail
One of the glories of the Internet is that we can all learn about the infinite human capacity for screwing up -- even scientists!
Still, I feel bad for the one who glued a finger to the croc.
Over the last few days, biologists, ecologists, and other scientists have been sharing mistakes and mishaps they’ve made in the wilderness: in other words, their #fieldworkfails. They are wonderful. I’ve posted some below, but I also emailed some of the participants to find out more about their misadventures.
“I glued my finger to the croc while attaching a transmitter with an instant glue,” Staniewicz, now a Ph.D. student at the University of Bristol, told me. “And then [I] spent a couple of minutes carefully detaching my finger from the croc and trying to keep the transmitter fastened while the local fishermen watched and laughed.”