Miriam GoldsteinAbout Me

I, Miriam Goldstein, am a doctoral student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The Oyster’s Garter features whatever I find interesting – usually some combination of shiny new science, risque invertebrate action, and geeky sci-fi fun. For more info about me, check out my professional webpage.

My husband, Eric Wolff, is an occasional contributor. He can be found regularly at Last Blog on Earth and Science Not Fiction.

The blog name comes from a series of 1920s slang we heard on the NPR show A Way With Words – the cat’s pajamas, the bee’s knees, the snake’s hips…and apparently the oyster’s garter.

Blog Design

The banner and favicon were designed by the talented Irradiatus of Biochemicalsoul.


The opinions and statements expressed on this blog are mine alone, and do not reflect the position of Scripps Institution of Oceanography or any other institution or organization with which I am affiliated. I reserve the right to delete any comment or ban any commenter for any reason whatsoever. Please direct any questions or comments directly to theoystersgarter at gmail dot com.

32 Responses to About

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    PS- I found your site while searching for ‘hermaphrodites’. I think I got a couple hits on Craig’s list, and then your site.

  3. Thanks, Paula! Glad you found us via hermaphrodites – I am also inordinately proud that we are the #4 google hit for “space fish.”

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