Coral reefs are famous for their beautiful colours, but in fact when I visit them I am usually surprised how colourful reefs AREN’T. Most healthy…View More TGIF – The spectacular fluorescent colours of Coral Reefs
There’s a video been doing the rounds this week showing a remarkable bit of quick work with a knife, wherein a diver near Baja Mexico…View More TGIF – Handy with a knife
There’s a sizable red tide event unfolding in Australia right now, where thick slicks of red planktonic algae are washing up on Sydney’s iconic beaches, including the…View More What’s green and gold and red all over?
Tonight, I will be flying north to the Arctic once again. But I won’t be on a ship, I will be on land. And for…View More Notes from the field: North again, this time to dismantle stuff
The annals of Scientific Mishaps has another chapter. From the Ellsworth, Maine police department: were you driving a Blue 4 Door Chevy Car with State,…View More LOST: large tub of scallop guts
Al and I spoke previously about how for too long ocean exploration has suffered from chronic underfunding and the lack of an independent agency with…View More Four Decades of Funding of U.S. Marine Biology: Are We In Trouble?
I promised in a previous post that if the first person who went over to Alex’s #Scifund Project (link to her project Chemical Warfare in the Intertidal)…View More #Scifund Rap Lyrics…You Showed the Cheddar
Your turkey isn’t the only thing that has beautiful plumage this Thanksgiving. So does the Arctic Ocean. Behold, the frost flower. These spiky little bunches of ice…View More The icy plumage of the Arctic
This is a guest post from Sam Musher. Sam is a middle school librarian and children’s lit blogger. A steady diet of post-apocalyptic fiction made…View More Guest post: The March…OF SCIENCE
Kim Bosco Mo has a piece in Huff Po Canada today on whether banning shark fin soup is an equitable way to protect sharks. I…View More Shark finning: a response to Kim Bosco Mo