Legend has it that Saint Patrick gave a four-leaf clover to a group of his followers; the fourth leaf put there by God to bring…View More The Beauty of Rarity
Remember all the details about the periodic table from high school chemistry? Yeah, me neither. Don’t worry – we will get through this together. Let’s…View More You are what you eat! Using bad boy carbons to understand food webs
You may not realize it but the video below is the video you never knew you needed. But yeah you need it. The video is…View More The Video of Giant Isopods Eating an Alligator in the Deep Sea You Must Watch!
In the beginning, people mused the expansive oceans contained but a handful of organisms. This idea started with Pliny the Elder, who lived in the…View More How many species are in the deep sea?
The year is 1967. A paper is published that causes pandemonium in the scientific community. The discovery causes a fundamental shift in thinking divergent from…View More How is the deep sea so diverse? The struggle is real for late 1900s ecologists
Armed with the lab’s trusty Ultimaker 3-D printer, our imaginations, and endless source of inspiration that is deep-sea life and science, my lab and I…View More 3-D Printing the Ulitmate Deep-Sea Christmas Tree
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
My friend Roxanne Beinart studies deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems—work that sometimes takes her out to sea for weeks at a time. When on land, Roxanne and…View More When real-life marine biologist and mom goes to sea, she takes the octonauts with her
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
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