Close of 2007


2007…what to say? A year that saw a lot of changes. First DSN moved to the big time here at Sb. Our traffic and regular visitors increased. At the old DSN, we hit 100,000 hits in nearly two years of blogging. For 2007, we reached nearly 320,000 hits! Lots of great posts, new discoveries, novel research, and…well deep-sea news. In the next week or so I will post the Best of 2007 determined by a crack, i.e. a bunch of suckers we got for free, team of experts. What will happen next year. DSN is going to be bigger, better, and badder. Don’t worry we will still be the #1 action site ever! Expect more theme weeks and craziness centered on all deep-sea happenin’s. Expect some major change ups too but you got to wait for that!

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.

2 comments on “Close of 2007
  1. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your posts since I joined up. I really look forward to receiving them and being able to comment sometimes, so here’s to you and may you go from strength to strength in 2008 and beyond! Happy New Year!

  2. For 2007, we reached nearly 320,000 hits! Lots of great posts, new discoveries, novel research, and…well deep-sea news.

    Congrats on the uptick in popularity! You’ve got a great blog here! Keep up the great job!
    Dave Briggs :~)

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