Monday, December 25, 2006

What Ram wanted from Santa in 1966

For Christmas, I wanted a "Baby Susie" doll but the future Dr. Ransom Myers wanted a blow torch so he could build a machine that would measure the distance between atoms. I kept my baby doll in my bedroom and LOL my brother kept the blow torch in his bedroom! (picture taken Xmas 1966 or 1967)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

"No Blue Frontier Left"

"From giant blue marlin to mighty bluefin tuna, and from tropical groupers to Antarctic cod, industrial fishing has scoured the global ocean. There is no blue frontier left," Dr. Ransom Myers (May 15, 2003 cover story of Nature)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Ram's Great Grandfather

Ram's great grandfather, John Bently Mitchell (1849 - 1946) Jonestown, Mississippi, USA

Thursday, December 21, 2006


If you go to any reef around the world, except for those that are really protected, the sharks are gone. Their value is so great that completely harmless sharks, like whale sharks, are killed, for their fins.” - Dr. Ransom Myers (picture taken at Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, "Norther Jaws: Sharks of Canada," August 2006)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

International Science Fair

"FIRST PLACE WINNER in the International Science Fair last week in Forth Worth, Randy Myers stands with his X-ray Crystallograph at the exhibition. He competed with students from 12 other countires besides the U.S> and placed first in his category, physics."
Caption under photo
printed in Clarksdale Press Register, 1968

"Randy had worked a year on his X-ray crystallograph. He had built delicate instruments which measured the distance and the symmetry between atoms in crystals by X-ray defraction. The Lula youth had designed his own equipment and built the project himself."
1968 article in Clarksdale Press Register

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"I want my grandchildren to experience real wild salmon in their natural habitat, not only in a hatchery or aquarium. It is our responsibility, as citizens, to prevent the on-going disappearance of wild salmon."
Dr. Ransom Myers (RAM)