I Gotta Have More Microbes!

microbes%21.jpgGuess what?! I got a fever, and the only prescription… is more microbes!* Luckily, there is help for me. That may be a far stretch, but there are some posts. They have the fever over at Tales From the Microbial Laboratory, but they probably always had it. Cesar at Twisted Bacteria is keeping the momentum too with his second contribution of the week, Finding A Needle in Ocean. A cute little bacteria toy complete with flagella will probably be all the rage this holiday season. Do not be the last on your block with one. And don’t forget to head over to the dauntingly titled Metagenomics site for your free pdf of
Understanding Our Microbial Planet.

Keep the link and post love coming!

*By the way if you are Christopher Walkin and you see this I am huge fan! I will watch any movie you are in. Please send me an autographed picture. Dr. Sylvia Earle…I am still waiting for my pic from you.

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.


6 Replies to “I Gotta Have More Microbes!”

  1. Can I just say one thing? I’m standing here, staring at Deep Sea News Microbial Week! And if Deep Sea News wants more microbes, we should probably give them more microbes! And, Craig, you are right – I am being selfish. But the last time I checked, we don’t HAVE a whole lot of songs that feature microbes.

    Kevin Z would be doing himself a disservice, and everybody on this blog, if he doesnt perform the hell out of this.

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