This is a guest post by friend and colleague, Dr. Tara Whitty. Dr. Whitty is currently a NSF SEES Fellow and Conservation Assessment Scholar at the Scripps…View More Beyond drug lords and conservationists: Who is missing in the coverage of the vaquita’s demise?
One of my favorite urban myths is that at any point in time you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Turns…View More Peak Poke? (Or, Our Choices Have Consequences)
This is a guest post dually written by Nick Hayman and Dr. Violet Renick. Last week, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt denied the petition to ban…View More The Return to Silent Spring
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.
An interesting discussion is playing out on NOAA Coral List regarding how we define “internships.” This got started after the Roatan Institute for Marine Science…View More When Is An Internship Not An Internship?
If I were ever to write a Little Golden Book on par with The Poky Little Puppy it would about cute, little, and red, deep-sea…View More The Little Strawberry Squid with the Big Eye
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?
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
Last year, DSN compatriot and Captain of the rag-tag crew over at Southern Fried Science, dropped a science outreach bomb. Dr. A.D. Thaler struck some ecological/technological brilliance in…View More Rocky Intertidal v.2.0
You guys…I did a thing. I published my first book. It’s a children’s sticker book all about the intertidal squishies that I love so much!…View More Tentacles, Tube Feet, and Other Sticky Things.