Over the past few months, odd floating jellies have been washing up on Pacific US beaches by the thousands. With clear plastic-like sails, and bright blue flesh,…View More The strange world of the bright blue Velella
This is a guest blog from Luiz Rocha, curator of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences. Luiz gets to do some amazing work documenting…View More Male, female, or both? When it comes to sex, fishes do it all!
Five basic types of taste exist: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. Most people are familiar with all of these except the last, umami, which…View More Whales Can Only Taste Salty
This spectacular picture has been doing the rounds of my Facebook network lately, of a Mr Bell at AMNH working on a manta ray specimen in…View More The mysterious case of the missing manta bits
The following post is by Luiz Rocha, Associate Curator and Follett Chair of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences. His major research interests include evolution,…View More Brutal Battle Between Great White Sharks? Not really, no.
Biomixing, where the ocean is mixed by swimming animals, has long been a hot topic in oceanography. Some people think all that biological flapping and stroking…View More Are swimming zooplankton driving ocean currents? Sort of.
This is a guest post by Chelsea Rochman. Chelsea is a post-doc at the University of California Davis. This is her fourth guest post at DSN, and the first one…View More A story about fish, plastic debris and sex