Yes, August 30 is officially International Whale Shark Day, so declared after the 2nd WS Symposium in Mexico a few years back. There’s been a…View More Kalloo Kallay, It’s International Whale Shark Day!
This is a guest post from Dr. Kristen Marhaver. Kristen is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California at Merced, who lives full-time and studies…View More Guest Post: Crude oil insults in the Caribbean
Relevant to my recent post about whale shark ecotourism, this news article came across my news feed today. It seems the Director of the Department of Environment…View More Whale shark ecotourism – epilogue
You might have guessed by now that I’m a *bit* obsessed with sushi. When I visited Japan for the first (and second) time, I bolted…View More Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and so do I
You might remember Al’s post on his Marine Biology Bucket List. There are so many amazing aquatic species out there, it’s practically impossible for…View More My Marine Biology Bucket List
We’re excited for another guest post from Kim Martini here at DSN (read previous posts here). Kim is a physical oceanographer working at the University of Alaska,…View More Notes from the field: North, to the Arctic Ocean!
Two of my favorite things, Cypress Hill and Squids, together at last. During experiments on the axons of the Woods Hole squid (Loligo pealei), we…View More Insane In the Chromatophores
A penguin walks into a bar and asks the pharmacist for Chapstick. After grabbing the Chapstick, the pharmacist asks the penguin, “How would you like that?”…View More Best Ocean Jokes
You never know what may be sitting on a table in the Scripps Collections. Last time, I wandered by the Benthic Invertebrates Collection, there was…View More Fearsome spiked tentacles of a deep-sea squid
I am a nerd. I was a nerd. I will be a nerd. Perhaps in kindergarten I wasn’t, where nerdom had difficulty establishing itself among…View More I Am Science…and a Nerd