That's One Hot Shirt

Kevin was one of the winners of the three prizes in the DSN Fundapoolaza Challenge. Might I say he looks damn fine in that t-shirt! I’m not saying I have a man crush on Kevin just that octopus shirt from the Monterey Bay Aquarium is nice.

Dr. M (1729 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.

4 comments on “That's One Hot Shirt
  1. I’m wondering how a regular lay-person who doesn’t get to travel that often and is on a student budget, might acquire a Monterey Bay cephalopod t-shirt? (I’m jealous of Kevin Z).

    I don’t encounter many cephalopod t-shirts, and would like some, especially if it helps to fund other aquariums. I am currently seasonal staff/volunteer at the Vancouver aquarium, and we don’t have cephalopod t-shirts at VanAqua (at least, last time I checked we didn’t). Also cephalopods are my marine inverts of choice, (if I ever met Roger Hanlon for example, I would quake in his presence).

    I could even, if it appeals to you, offer a t-shirt exchange – a Vancouver aquarium t-shirt for you?? Unless of course, you are satisfied with your gift shop wardrobe already.

    p.s. Any news on the show yet? Or is it just a lot of waiting? Or did I miss an announcement?

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