Day 1 – 4: The Great Wall of Echinoderms

Microbial Ecology of Sea Star Wasting Disease

Sorry for the cliffhanger on the last post folks, it turns out that keeping a blog updated from the road has some challenges.  It’s not because Ian has gone missing, it’s that WordPress, like many social media and information-sharing websites are banned in the People’s Republic of China. The good news is that Ian is back out from behind the Great Firewall with much new cool information to share!

After arriving in Manhattan on the Campus to Campus bus, Ian quickly ubered it over to JFK in time for check-in for the China Airlines flight to Taipei. As it was midnight there was, of course, no food concessions open at the airport. Ian was starving! At 1:30am, Ian boarded the flight which took off shortly thereafter.

China Airlines is the national carrier of Taiwan. For those of us who grew up during the 1980s (and before), the whole flight experience…

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