Fanciful common names of fishes suggest there may be an orchestra in the sea, but this is yet another way the underwater world lets us…View More The Disappointing Reality of Musical Fish
Saint Brendan of Clonfert is often referred to Brendan the Voyager. He is Irish monastic saint born in 484 in Ciarraighe Luachra, near the present…View More The Patron Saint of Marine Scientists
Recently I attended a talk by my good friend and fantastic researcher, Brian Sidlauskas. His talk was a retrospective over his research and what contributed…View More What single piece of advice would you give another scientist?
Have you seen the new Jurassic World trailer? As if I even have to ask… Of course you have. And of course you are amazed…View More Is Jurassic World Violating CITES Protections?
The oceans provides us with most of the oxygen we breath, much of the food we eat, and even all the water we drink, which has passed…View More Six surprising reasons to be thankful for the sea
Most submissions to the “These are a few of my favourite species” series are interesting, to be sure. Cute, even. You got your fuzzy faced…View More These are a few of my favourite species: sarcastic fringehead
I cannot wait to see Underwater Dreams narrated by Michael Peña, and written and directed by Mary Mazzio. The story is how sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants…View More How the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants built a ROV and won a national competition
Yahoo answers tells me I shouldn’t put snails in the microwave, but this paper tells me otherwise: Galindo LA, Puillandre N, Strong EE, Bouchet P…View More Putting snails in the microwave…for science!
As the as the largest species of parrotfish, a single individual of Bolbometopon muricatum can ingest over 5 tons of reef per year. That freaky…View More These Are Few of My Favorite Species: Humphead Parrotfish
There’s a fascinating article getting some press this week, all about a growing incidence of an extraordinary bit of animal behaviour in the islands just…View More The Antarctic is a rough neighbourhood