More Prizes For Donors

Jason over at Cephalopodcast has generously donated a copy of The Bioluminescence Coloring Book (with glow-in-the-dark paint!) and the video Marine Bioluminescence: Secret Lights in the Sea to give away for donors. This means the person who gives the largest donation and two random donors will receive gifts. Again the list of current swag is

  1. Monterey Bay Aquarium T-Shirt, Socks, Hat, or other such thing
  2. A vial of mud from the ocean floor at 3500m with a framed map and certificate of authenticity.
  3. The Bioluminescence Coloring Book (with glow-in-the-dark paint!) and the video Marine Bioluminescence: Secret Lights in the Sea
Dr. M (1748 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. 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. 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. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

One comment on “More Prizes For Donors
  1. Thanks. The credit really belongs to Cindy Renkas from NOAA. I attended a teacher workshop with her recently. She included the book and video in the class materials. But when I got back to work I realized they were duplicates of material we already have in our library.

    These teacher workshops are great by-the-way, and I recommend any science teachers look into attending. There are several still scheduled around the U.S. Introduces the vast amount of material and lesson plans that NOAA makes available for free.

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