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!
Where do you find the most Narwhals on the Earth. Why Narwhals? Well it could be any species. Anglerfish, carnivorous sponge, giraffe, or even…View More Where Do the Most Narwhals Live?
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