Can you smell that? Despite being spring it smells just a little less green. Indeed, there is a little less green around me. Sure the…View More A New Stereomicroscope for $440?
Mariners have a long-standing tradition of naming their vessels after the ladies. However, when it comes to research vessels this has not been the case…until…View More The only lady of the academic seas
Amphipods and I, well, we have a love/hate relationship. I love them because, for all intents and purposes, they are the rolly pollies of the…View More Wranglin’ the Mighty Mesograzer
Science is defined by expertise. We researchers are constantly trying to expand our own knowledge, or collaborate with those who can contribute the necessary skills. Unfortunately,…View More An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists, now in PLoS Biology
The widely-distributed but completely unattributed quote “great scientists are born, not made” is only partly true. Without role models, guidance, and educational opportunities, someone born…View More Honor Your Heroes
In the below video a seasnake catches a moray eel at Giant Clam, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. I believe the eel is a fimbriated moray, Gymnothorax…View More Seasnake vs. Moray Eel…not what I was expecting
Art and science. Their paths don’t always cross, but when they do the results can be absolutely stunning. And this is exactly why I am…View More New field blog: Imaging the Arctic
When I’m chillin’ in my underwater low low, I want to attract attention. I can’t be doing that in some rusted out old tin can. Sequester…View More Who do I pick to ride in my sub? Ice-Cube or T-Pain
It’s part of the deal that if you describe a new species, you get to give it a scientific name. That’s one of the perks…View More Not Quite the Shark that ate Esteban
In honor of their new “Giant Pacific Octopus” exhibit, Bristol Aquarium has commissioned some pretty badass building art. Thanks to Justin Dowling (the artist) for bringing…View More Giant Octopus Building Art!