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 (1730 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 (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. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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