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, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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