LOL Ocean Giants

As part of Sizing Ocean Giants, I asked students last week to generate LOLCat style memes for their study organisms.

The Rules:

  1. It must include a LOL photo of thier study organism(s)
  2. The photograph must be either fair usage or thier own
  3. The photo must use LOL Cat Speak
  4. The LOL photo must include a biological fact
  5. LOL meme must be humorous
  6. Each student must tweet 4 LOL pictures this week.

For your Friday enjoyment here are the best from the week. You can join in on Twitter at #deepsn and #sizingoceangiants with your own.  You can use the Builder at and the Speak lolcat generator to help you out.

@ccfrankee got the week going with the below based on the Bad Luck Brian meme.


Elephant Seals anyone?

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A little meme shout out to Scumbag SteveScreen Shot 2013-09-27 at 10.08.55 AM810898060

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Giant Ocean Sunfishes aren’t scumbags and sometimes even provide protips.Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 10.14.29 AM

BU5FcUNCAAAnutaDisappointed Great Whites with their crappy shark tongues.

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i.chzbgr-1Last we turn to Giant Clams for motivation

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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.

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