MBARI YouTube Channel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently unleashed their new YouTube Channel. Of course it features Macropinna but you can also see Humboldt squid.  A new video (below) on Davidson Seamount that discusses research I have been involved with was just uploaded today.

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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.

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3 comments on “MBARI YouTube Channel
  1. Orange anemone WANT! I’ve been tracking orange anemones (typically with black columns) for a couple years now. My colleagues and I described a new species of Chondrophellia, which that anemone looks a bit like. It turns out most people were misnaming of lumping these orange deep sea anemones for years. If any of you come across these guys, snip a bit of the column or pedal disc for DNA and fix the rest in 10% formalin for a day (relax in menthol crystals or MgCl2)

  2. MBARI – Ooohhhh Want!!

    Hey, anyone here work with Hi-Def all the time, or have a contact?
    I have some questions about a rig I have to put together out of existing pieces for a cruise.

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