The post on carnivorous sponges, specifically the lead author naming a species after his wife, Named in honor of Eve Lundsten, beautiful wife of the…View More The Playful World of the Scientific Acknowledgement
When I describe my favorite sponge to others, yes I have a favorite sponge, I describe it like this: Imagine a mosquito lands on your…View More Velcro, romance, and consuming the flesh of crustaceans
There are many anecdotal remedies for jellyfish stings, from urine to meat tenderizer, but this one may be the tastiest. A case report published in the…View More Stung by a box jelly? Oil and lemon may help.
I asked Professor Chris Parsons to contribute an editorial on the recent announcement by John Kerry for federal funding of a marine conservation conference this summer…View More This is why we can't have nice things…like the ocean
Buccaneers, Charlatans, Marauders, and Swashbucklers. Throughout the centuries, our booty-hoarding friends have been branded by many rather dubious labels. Yet seldom does the average gangplank…View More Beyond the Plunder: The Misunderstood Life of Pirates
I am awkward, and for that reason I’ve decided the sea slug Melibe will be my new power animal. I’m clumsy, equally bad at all sports, and…View More This sea slug is like a cross between a dinosaur, a jellyfish, and a watermelon
When does an analogy become useless? How about when it’s less exaggerated than the actual facts being analogized? Take the oft-used “needle in a haystack”…View More MH370 and the proverbial haystack.
When I think of vacations to Mexico, I think margaritas and lounging at the beach. But last month in Baja California, this group of tourists…View More A day at the beach with a pair of Oarfish
Beluga whales and advanced aircraft may have something in common, and it’s all thanks to love handles. In humans, love handles are deposits of fat…View More Why do beluga whales have love handles?
It’s springtime, and just like the phytoplankton in the seas, the internet is blooming with some serious love for “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”…View More Zissou my Ocean