Best of DSN 2007: Fuzzy Yeti

BESTofdsn.jpgBest DSN Post (Fuzzy Yeti): Maybe not the Pulitzer but it matters to Peter and I (and now Kevin). You decide the winner by casting your votes in the comments. The final 6 nominated by The Judges! include:

Canadians Should Root For Global Warming by Craig. One of The Judges! stated this was “a truly informative post on global warming and the NW passage.”
Sea Turtle Advocates Appeal to the Vatican by Peter
Rogue Waves by Craig
Hydrothermal Vents=Global Warming by Craig. One of The Judges! commented “You dealt with that well and highlights the ignorance of some sectors of the media. I also love the comment debate with Mr. HarleysR2fuknloud.”
A Fish That Starts With X: Children’s books about the Sea by Peter. One of The Judges! noted “Being a new father (11/3), this will guide my book-buying for her for a while.” Another of The Judges! nominated this for the best book review.
From the Desk of Zelnio: Dermochelys coriacea by Kevin. “Using the incredibly detailed and fascinating information found in this post on leatherback sea turtles, I was able to much more efficiently focus my efforts on one of my life’s missions: the extermination of all leatherback sea turtles.”

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 (, 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.