Sea Squirts Just Want To Have Fun


It’s Friday afternoon and your setting there staring at the monitor. Sure you could be productive and continue on until 5. But hey, it’s Friday afternoon why be productive and if you are reading this already I know you are looking for a way out. Over at The Other 95%, Kevin posts a new invertebrate themed song every week. You can download the mp3 and listen to Kevin wail on the acoustic guitar and exercise his chops. This week it’s Sea Squirts Just Want To Have Fun. Absolutely brilliant…

I’m attached to rock in the moonlight
My colony says ‘when you gonna live your life right?’
Oh but females aren’t the fortunate ones
And sea squirts, they want to have fun
Oh sea squirts just want to have fun

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.