Isopod Love Song


Kevin Zelnio is at the top of my list for musicians singing about invertebrates and the deep sea. The competition is small but Kevin is king.

Unfortunately, Kevin has some stiff competition. A one man band, Pagan Wanderer Lu, is leading a project to “highlight the plight of the Giant Isopod“. In 2008, there will be a tribute CD released. You can hear 4 of the songs at the Bathynomuslove Records Myspace page. The tracks so far are predominately from British bands. More about the biology of Bathynomus here, here, and video here.

  1. Paul Hawkins – Isopod (I can evolve)
  2. Pocus Whiteface – Giant Isopods Ate My Well-Known Brand of Corn Chips
  3. Pagan Wanderer Lu – An Isopod Is Cute In The Eyes Of An Isopod
  4. Silence at Sea – Gladiators on Repeat
  5. Plurals – What Know They Of Bathynomus?
  6. The Jaynes – Crusty The Isopod
  7. Stealthtones – Nefarious Crustacean Confectionary Debacle
  8. Little My – In Isolation Nothing Makes Sense
  9. Werk – Giant Isopods Have Stolen My Gameboy
  10. Jam on Bread – Isopod in my bathroom
  11. The Silent Clothes – Hold it Together
  12. Tom Lee – Two Letters Less Than The Apple
  13. Time Space Repeat – Rise of the Giant Isopods
  14. Meles Meles – Isopod Love Song
  15. Ziggy Bolus & The Thomas Fergusson Band – Me, Myself & Isopod
  16. Hello World – Vorarephilia
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.

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