TGIF: MEG, Aquarium From Hell

HA-FRONTALWe’ve covered the MEG series by author Steve Alten in the past in the context of the original book being turned into a movie.  For a refresher…The main The protagonist is Jonas Taylor a Navy deep sea diver working in the Marianas Trench. And guess what..its ‘top-secret’. He sees a megalodon that kills his buddies. And guess what…no one believes him. The plot twist is Jonas gives up diving and becomes a paleontologist to prove “Meg’s” existence. And guess what…Meg wrecks havoc. More people die and eventually Meg is killed with a submarine.  That’s just the first book!  There have been two more since.  Now a 4th, MEG: Hell’s Aquarium is coming out this summer.  Variance Publishing has released the below trailer for the book.  Apparently book readings are not enough any more.  If nothing else the trailer is amusing. The publisher has a contest going on where you can when a signed copy of MEG 5 and potentially become a character in it.

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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.

7 comments on “TGIF: MEG, Aquarium From Hell
  1. Hell’s Aquarium was released back in May. I still haven’t gotten around to reading it, but the other books were fun, albeit somewhat ridiculous, reads.

  2. I’m sorry, but this series does not compare to the awesome, majestic, and totally accurate wondersomeness that is “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus”. I mean, really.

  3. Sorry, Dr. M, but the contest ended yesterday. However, I’m happy to report that I made the cut (again) and will be a character in Meg 5 (in addition to already being a character in Meg 4!

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