Excuse me sir there is a call

Nautilus CEO: Hello

Official Representative of Teck Cominco Limited: This is —-, I have some good news and some bad news.

CEO: Good news first

Rep: We’ve had some good times together, a great relationship.  I’ve really enjoyed that

CEO: Yeah remember that time in PNG…

Rep: Uhhh, yeah…but umm…I really need to tell you the bad news.  I’m leaving and I am taking the money with me.

CEO:  What? But I thought things were going well.  I didn’t know there were problems in the relationship.  I thought this would be forever.

Rep: Listen its not you, its me.  I need time, alone time away from you.  Things have changed, I need to change to.  Our relationship can’t be the same anymore.

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.

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