Back in the day, I ran some experiments looking at different California kelp forest predators and their effects on trophic cascades. It was a fun…View More Sunflower Stars: Rulers of the Reef
For more updates on my research, follow along at jellybiologist.com, or on twitter @RebeccaRHelm As a scientist, I love jellyfish, and I suffer for it. Up…View More New Research Reveals How to Easily Grow Jellyfish In Captivity
“What is that squishy brown stuff on the rock?” – said every tidepool enthusiast ever. Just in time for the low winter tides, the brilliant…View More Seaweed Sorting? There’s Now an App for That!
As science communicators, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to translate the ramblings of the ivory tower into a relatable and accessible public…View More The Writings on the Sea-Wall: Ocean Art by Bryan Helfand
Guest Post: This past winter my good friend and excellent nature photographer Michael Ready and I were out exploring the Rocky Intertidal zone at Cabrillo…View More That Which is Bright and Splendid
I recently returned from nearly two weeks at sea with a motley and intrepid crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico almost a mile and half…View More The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico
Guest Post: This little morsel is brought to you by Marine Biologist Jonathan Jones. I have had the pleasure, nay the privilege, to work with…View More What’s in a name? That which we call a Hopkin’s Rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Prepare yourself for the hammer. No not that hammer. This one. The Malleidae, or the hammer oysters, is a suite of around 30 species, primarily…View More Bring the hammer.
Today’s guest post is by Natasha Phillips, a marine biologist and PhD researcher based at Queen’s University Belfast, interested in the movement ecology, diet and…View More Trolling in the deep: from raging rants to support of the strange
As I was doing my morning internet perusing, I came across this fun video of a glittery bath bomb making a heinous mess is someones…View More You Had Me at Seaweed-based Glitter