Friday Deep-Sea Picture: Giant Isopods


Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

9 comments on “Friday Deep-Sea Picture: Giant Isopods
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  2. they look like the sea lice that live in sf bay .they are everywhere .rocks over and under .peirs wood/concrete and in side fish ,both ground fish and crab .wierdest things we ever see .great bait though .stripers love them same with all species of perch…but , im not going to eat one !!!!!

  3. They look like giant, mutated albino Sow Bugs or Potato bugs, (my Grandkids call them Rolly-poleys).

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