KZ and Dr M take over print media

Marine researchers Craig McClain and Kevin Zelnio, both of Duke University, run a Web site ( that experienced an enormous spike in readership when the Raleigh Sewer Monster became a two-day Internet wonder (its Youtube video has more than 7 million hits). They had better information than many print sources, and they now take that responsibility seriously, they said.

“The day of scientists just doing science and not interacting with the public are over,” McClain says.

KZ and I take over the pages of the Charlotte Observer…well we get a paragraph in coverage of Science Online 2010.

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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.

5 comments on “KZ and Dr M take over print media
  1. Did we really put “responsibility” and “take seriously” together in a coherent way during the interview?? lol

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  3. Today, the Charlotte Observer,….tomorrow…..The World!!! :-)….seriously, well done & Happy New Year.

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