Giant Squid Spotted on the Streets of Baltimore

The advantage of being a marine biologist is that EPIC things pass by my desk quite often.  Sure my salary is low and the hours long but this week somebody emailed me a picture of new species of starfish.  EPIC.  Even more EPIC when I tell you later in the year why I’m so excited about this specific species.  This week across in my inbox came the video of the siphonophore that Rebecca wrote about.  I drank my morning coffee and watched video of one most beautiful animals that graces the oceans.  I know EPIC because I see it every day.

So @WallyGPX, an artist who uses GPS and and a mountain bike as his brushes and a city as his canvas, tweeted this


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my interest was very peaked.  And justly so.  WallyGPX on his mountain bike rode across a series of roads and trailsin Baltimore to create this

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Totally EPIC. Now I just wish they made this in adult sizes.




Dr. M (1720 Posts)

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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