Artist Jason deCaires Taylor has teamed up with B.R.E.E.F. to create “Ocean Atlas”, the worlds largest underwater sculpture. Underwater reef, diverter of tourists from natural reefs and a new…View More How much weight is the "Ocean Atlas" really carrying on its shoulders?
The lowly brachiopod. They make my list because they represent the antithesis of a charismatic organism. Today the attention they get is mostly by mistake. Brachiopods are often…View More These are a few of my favorite species: almost zombie like brachiopods
This is our second guest post from ichthyologist, tech diver and all-round good guy Dr. Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences. You should…View More Interview with the Vampire Blennies
As a physical oceanographer I have a love-hate relationship with sea life. Ocean biology is totally cool….until it interferes with my measurements. I’m looking at you…View More These are a few of my favorite species: Anything with an instrument on it
Most sponges, inspiration for dish cleaners and mess absorbers, feed by filtering water through those many holes and channels. Their scientific name, Porifera, literally means…View More These Are a Few of My Favorite Species: Carnivorous Sponges
As scientific mariners, we spend an inordinate amount of shore time on sleezy docks and seedy piers around the world, from the gritty shipyards of…View More These Are a Few of My Favorite Species: Spotted Porcupine Fish
There is a common saying amongst oceanographers, “if you put something in the water, there is no guarantee you will get it back.” I’ve been in…View More Shark vs. CTD. Shark 1, CTD 0.
My dream day includes Clint Eastwood and I drinking bourbon, smoking cigars, and watching The Outlaw Josey Wales. At one of the most memorable moments in…View More These are a Few of My Favorite Species: Pistol Shrimp
This species bring a whole new meaning to butt face. It’s Latin name even means butt face. I jest… it actually means resembling a pig’s…View More These are a few of my favorite species: Pig Butt Worm
Leaving alone on the seafloor is the lonely painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus. Males and females only come together for the dirty deed but quickly become intolerant of each…View More These are a few of my favorite species: Painted Frogfish