Fun little fact I learned today. Bats can swim. Behold the majesticness. Hat tip to Lauren Coons on Twitter. Newsflash: 🦇Bats can swim 🦇And are…View More Holy Swimming Bats
Far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, three quarters of a mile deep, lies the peak of an underwater mountain. Rising 1.4 miles off…View More An Octopus Nursery Discovered on a Deep Underwater Mountain
Nearly two miles below the ocean’s surface, we are building new worlds. You might be surprised that these ecospheres are wooden—little log cabins hosting a…View More Wooden Homes on the Seafloor Yield Insights Into the Impacts of Climate Change
Guest post by William Gearty (Ph.D. Student at Stanford University) It’s summertime and you’re sweating from the heat and humidity. You jump in the pool…View More So, You Want to Live in the Water? A Tale of Why Aquatic Mammals are So Big
Ocean science and conservation, like any human enterprise, is subject to its fair share of internal messiness from time to time. As someone whose expertise…View More Embracing Yes/Also: Marine Protected Areas Are Not An Either/Or Proposition
Check out this incredible video of jellyfishing (aka ‘jellyballing’). The first part of the video, with the brown-colored jellyfish, is from the US state of Georgia,…View More Jellyfish fishing: A multi-million dollar industry
Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon) is the largest shark, at a magnificent maximum length of 18 meters (59 feet), to ever have dwelled in the oceans. We…View More How We Know Megalodon Doesn’t Still Exist?
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
David Cassidy, 70’s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, died today at age 67. In November of 1970, his hit song, “I Think I…View More How David Cassidy Introduced A Hawaiian Shell To The World
“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!