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 (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.

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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