Compensation For Missing Limbs


Poster_cannons_thumbBeing on the high seas as either a pirate or the slightly less glamorous oceanographer, often results in missing limb and body part.  For example, Kevin lost his pelvic girdle in a tragic box coring incident.  Unfortunately, there appears to be no compensation for a lost pelvic girdle.  If Kevin had lost his right arm, then he would be 300 gold pieces richer.  826 Valencia has handy posters offering advice on a variety of pirate issues.(via Neatorama)


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 “Compensation For Missing Limbs
  1. Thanks for this surprising but valuable piece of ephemera. I will forward it over to my future son-in-law who hopes to be a pirate someday.

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