Derek Nobbs Is My New Favorite Artist

After struggling for just the right tattoo design for awhile…I think I found a contender.  If I can I just convince to do something with Giant Isopods we may have a big WIN!

~ Derek Nobbs ~: Ballad Of The Wicked.

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. 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. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. 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.

5 Replies to “Derek Nobbs Is My New Favorite Artist”

  1. Absolutely outstanding! Do it! My weedy seadragon tattoo has been asking for a friend… so I’m debating between a mimic octopus, dragon moray, or fiddler ray… though I did tell my wife that a hagfish on my posterior might be a contender. Or perhaps a blue bottle jelly… or a queen conch… or all of the above ;)

  2. Omigawsh! And he lives right here in the great Pacific Northwest! Thank you for passing this on; I’ve checked out some of his other art and it looks fabulous, specializing in “old time sailors” – type work. Passing this on to all my friends with Sea Shepherd, and others.

  3. Very cool detail. The red branches may be Corallium rubrum, the original and most sexy deep-sea coral of them all.

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