Walking Fish

From 120m in the North Sea. A frogfish maybe from the genus Antennarius

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

4 Replies to “Walking Fish”

  1. It’s a fish! And it’s walking!
    Chew on _that_ Creationists! 8-)

    (This video makes me unreasonably happy. It’s a great big 2×4 Cluebat of Science and it’s swinging right at ’em.)

  2. Thought I could slip this one in without anybody noticing. I just liked the video so much. Way to back me in the corner by citing my own post.

  3. Just keeping you honest, my friend. Deep coral folks are dealing with the issue all the time. Fact is, 200m is an artifical boundary most animals ignore.

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