I’m constantly amazed by the beauty and diversity of life under Antarctica’s ice. Below is one of the best videos I’ve seen of this stunning natural wonder.…View More New video shows the hidden world under Antarctica’s ice
First, let’s be clear: in the ocean, mucus is king. On land, mucus is tragically confined to various animal orifices, unable to last long outside…View More A 100-year-old mystery blob solved
The internet is abuzz today at the sight of these fleshy-colored grape-sized sea blobs found on Huntington Beach, CA. As something of sea-blob fancier myself, my…View More What are these strange round blobs on a Southern California beach?
So on June 7th I was all, ‘Facebook, what’s happening today?’ and as I’m scrolling through my feed I see this picture–posted by a scuba…View More What are these giant tube-shaped animals showing up in the Azores?
So last Wednesday I got a message from DSN reader Aaron England Looze asking if I could identify this fish: Anyone who knows me knows…View More Video: What is this scary fish?
When it comes to ocean outreach, Dr. M is a giant: a rum-loving, goggle-wearing outreach giant, one with whom I had the pleasure of working on…View More Dr. M: An Ocean Outreach Giant
Out there in the open ocean is a nudibranch sea slug that looks like a fish, and for the last five months I’ve been obsessed…View More Video! The sea slug that looks and swims like a fish
Biologists have a habit of naming things after cool animals. Cars named after comb jellies, internet passwords after giant squid. Most of these names I…View More Meet Phylliroe: the sea slug that looks and swims like a fish
First, two key facts: 1) Whales and dolphins and all those sorts are called cetaceans. It’s the science word for whales and dolphins. 2) When…View More Awesome nerd joke hidden in Wikipedia’s “List of Cetaceans”
Joan Lederman is holding a truly remarkable bowl. “Do you see those little bumps?” she asks me, pointing to the green glaze. The glassy surface…View More How to hold a piece of the deep sea
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