DSN Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Here is a list of the items the DSN team hope to get this holiday season.

  1. The Monster Friends posters or prints from Octophant (must have the bathysphere print!)
  2. Squid/jellyfish/shark hats from Obey My Brain
  3. Tentacle jewelry
  4. 2011 Coral Reef Alliance calendar and while you are at it a Coral Reef Alliance Membership
  5. Anything from Kraken Rum including a bottle of the the libation (I personally love the T-shirt of the a Kraken attacking the Empire State Building
  6. Most expensive shower curtain ever, but o’ so worth it
  7. Art from Daniel Brown (http://laughingmantis.com/), Glendon Mellow (http://flyingtrilobite.redbubble.com/), or photographer from Jason Bradley (http://bradleyphotographic.com/).
  8. Because the holidays shouldn’t be too full of cheer: Oil spill related merchandise
  9. David Francey and Mark Ford’s album The Seaway
  10. Because you never to young to learn that some animals are better adapted than others Avenging narwhal playset
  11. Because you are never to young to start being a marine biologist – Sea Monkeys!
  12. Nature porn in the form of the Blue Planet DVDs
  13. A shirt from Dorid Designs
  14. Because sometimes I want to feel more important than I am. Admiral’s Bicorn Hat
  15. Because I want the person in the car in front of me to know exactly who they are dealing with.
  16. Long sleeve Anglerfish T-shirt…where is the male at?
  17. Alvin submersible keychain…super sweet! Why not pair it up with a coffee mug.
  18. Gamma-G0 proves to be a treasure of Giant Squid paraphernalia again this year.
  19. Rick Satava Jelly Sculptures
  20. Glass Fire Studios Hanging Jelly Lamps from North Coast of Cali
  21. Citizens of the Sea book by Nancy Knowlton
  22. Cthulhu Ski Mask (hey, it’s tentaculous!)
  23. Smuttynose Brewing Co. Harbor Seal Tee Shirt and if you are gifting this it better accompany a six pack fo the same.
  24. And last if you are really serious about the deep sea, then you will need this book trifecta: The Deep, Deep-Sea Biodiversity, and The Silent Deep.

Dr. M (1729 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.

2 comments on “DSN Holiday Gift Giving Guide
  1. The tentacle ring with black diamonds looks absolutely amazing!

    Don’t forget that you can download the Blue Planet series on iTunes for $15! While you’re at it, add the Audubon Field Guide to North American Fish app for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch for $10.

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