Fabric Giant Isopod

rimg11485I really want this so badly! Too bad I both can’t sew (except of course field wounds) and read Japanese.  Maybe Ellie can help me out.  Better yet maybe I can get several of them and combine them with a crocheted rotten fish carcass. Then Kevin, Peter, and I could have a few pints and reenact the below. Which makes me all wonder if anybody still does macromae.

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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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.

8 Replies to “Fabric Giant Isopod”

  1. Johann and I are working on Tammy for this one. She looked at it and figured a plan out in about 5 minutes. Now Johann and I will have to do dishes for the next two months…but hey…

  2. Wow that video was amazing, and the size of both those crabs and the isopod, I actually have seen crabs that size before but not in their natural environment.

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