Friday Deep-Sea Picture (6/29/07): Pacific From Space

The Setting of the Sun Over the Pacific Ocean and a Towering Thundercloud, July 21, 2003
As Seen From the International Space Station (Expedition 7)

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 (, 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.

7 Replies to “Friday Deep-Sea Picture (6/29/07): Pacific From Space”

  1. Hey wait a second! This is the opposite of deep.

    Great picture though! Now we need a picture of the Pacific from the deep ocean to balance it out…

  2. You deviate slightly from the “deep-sea theme” and the readers go crazy. I thought I was the militant one on this.

  3. My intelligent reaction to the picture was “wow”
    It really is great to see, thanks.

  4. Hi there, would it be possible to use the image of “The Setting of the Sun Over the Pacific Ocean and a Towering Thundercloud, July 21, 2003 As Seen From the International Space Station (Expedition 7”
    in my GCSE coursework as it would be perfect for the game i have to create, it will only be seen by myself and the examiner so woundnt be used for commercial use. many thanks.
    Email me if it is possible thxs :)

  5. Beautiful pic…gives another perspective of how small we really are. I know I am not alone when I say this, but God really has made a wonderful and magnificent planet we live on…


  6. Is set as background in my pc. This is god. Imagin how many lifes we have in this world and still you can’t see them from space. Guys we should thank god every sec for what he gave us.

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