These Are a Few of My Favorite Posts

I hate the barrage of the annual “best of” posts recapping everything from the last year that always besets us in late December and early January. Yet here I am on the first day of year, all nostalgic, reading through the archives of DSN.  Below are my DSN favorites from last year

My top five

  1. Miriam tackles an immensely complex issues surrounding tuna and television: Eating Wicked Tuna: A marine scientist tries to figure out what the heck is going on and her dissection Wicked Tuna, the National Geographic channel’s Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing reality show
  2. nature abhors a vacuum but it is flat-out terrified of 1,100 atmospheres
  3. Dr. Martini begines her career her at DSN with one of my top 5 posts of the year The Largest Wave in Sea Aren’t at the Beach
  4. In my top 5 posts of the year (yes its a bit narcissistic to choose my own, but it seriously the best thing I’ve wrote all year) How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline
  5. What lives on ships? Microbiology at Sea: A tale of ballast, vomit, and cockroaches

And some others

It hasn’t been that long but instant DSN classics, sure to be brought out every holiday season are the The twelve days of Christmas – the marine biological edition and physical oceanography edition


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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.