This is a guest post by Dr. Danna Staaf, a science writer with a PhD in marine biology from Stanford University. Her first book, Squid…View More How the Squid Lost Its Shell
On July 20th, 1963, three scientists sat on a research ship 200 miles south of Woods Hole, MA, waiting for something remarkable. They were nearly…View More What happens in the sea during a solar eclipse?
For a long time when I thought of the violet snail a cold chill would run down my spine. I first learned about it after moving…View More The harrowing life of the violet snail
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
[View the story “Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas” on Storify]View More Look at These Amazing Deep-Sea Creatures from the Remote Pacific Right Now
The deep-sea Osedax bone-devouring worms could easily have been the poster child for Deep-Sea News instead of the Giant Squid. I love them because Osedax are…View More How do bone-eating worms eat bones?
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
I have a confession. I am obsessed with ridiculously large and small things. While other children impatiently anticipated toys for Christmas, I enjoyed just as…View More Craig With Big Things (and Small Things)
I’m kind of obsessed with Okeanos Explorer. Why? Because being able to watch a live feed of an ROV exploring the deep ocean on the…View More Have you been watching Okeanos explorer? If not, this week is your chance!
One thing I’ve learned from the Okeanos Explorer’s ROV trip to the Marianas Trench, is that deep sea jellyfish just like to let it all hang…View More GO GO GADGET JELLYFISH!