I just HAD to post this on DSN in case y’all missed Miriam’s links on Twitter. If you’re still on the fence in the vertebrates…View More Puny Seagull vs. Badass Octopus
This week the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer has been dropping its ROV Little Hercules onto various features in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including an…View More TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Explorer
Act 1: Wood Falling on Water At two miles below the ocean’s surface, I see wooden carcasses, once buoyant, lying listlessly on the abyssal seafloor.…View More A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to the Ocean Deep: A Narrative in Five Acts
The real title of the paper is “Multiple self-splicing introns in the 16S rRNA genes of giant sulfur bacteria”. But who’s going to fall out of…View More In the oceans, aliens lie hidden and waiting
Last Friday was the 2 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The ramifications of the vast amount of oil…View More BP oil spill 2-year anniversary: link roundup
From the Barber lab at UCLA comes this awesome video. Not only can they sing better than most biologists, but the lyrics are great! I…View More TGIF – the coral triangle, a-capella style!
Right now our own @rmacpherson is in the Pacific, talking coral and shark conservation Fiji. In honour of his trip, here is a beautiful video…View More TGIF – 100% live coral cover
This post has been updated to reflect that this worm should be called the Sand Striker. Please refer to the following post in regards to…View More More annelid than anaconda
Ben Schmidt made this wonderful visualization of shipping from 1750-1850 using ship log data. (H/T Metafilter). It’s long, but worth watching. You can see the…View More One hundred years of shipping: 1750 to 1850
CITES is the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, to which 175 nations are signatories. Along with the IUCN Red List, it’s one…View More Will marine conservation miss out at the next CITES meeting?