Finally an Ad That Doesn't Make Me Cringe.

I was slow to transition to Sb.  Why?  It was all the advertising that occurs on the pages (although much less than other sites).  Those who have been around for the long haul and remember the old site may recall the noticable absence of advertising.  The positives of the move to Sb far outweighed this so Peter and I packed up and moved over.  Typically, the advertisements are a matter of opinion.  I am no big fan of the advertisement to right because I am concerned about the quality of education through avenues such as this.  That’s my opinion.  Here are PZ’s about another ad.  Luckily, there is an ad I can finally get behind.  The one at the top for the Planet Earth Series.  One of the episodes is dedicated completely to the deep. 


Airs Sunday, March 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The ocean is by far the largest habitat on our planet and it remains almost entirely unexplored. This episode scans the ocean’s vast surface and trolls its depths, revealing daytime hunters and night feeders, from dolphins to manta rays, and life among hot vents and underwater massifs, following the energy source between oceanic white tips, myctopids, tuna, whale sharks and petrels.

Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

One comment on “Finally an Ad That Doesn't Make Me Cringe.
  1. It’s an awesome series. They got the DVD out in the UK in time for Christmas, and my family delivered :-)

    When they ran them on the BBC, they put 10 minute ‘making of’ shorts at the end of every episode, showing how much work (and waiting) went into producing just a few seconds of footage. I hope for you guys’ sake that they don’t get cut for adverts.

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