A special post from Alison Boyer whose research encompasses birds and body size evolution. Penguins are remarkable divers, capable of diving to depths exceeding 200m.…View More Useless Wings But Better Lungs
Kevin’s wonderful post on the Giant Isopod inspired me to post on a topic I have long pondered. Frequent readers of DSN know that I…View More Why is The Giant Isopod Giant?
Bathynomus giganteus (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) You know those cute little roly-poly bugs you found under rocks as a kid? You poke at them and…View More From The Desk of Zelnio: Bathynomus giganteus
Alviniconcha hessleri (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Provannidae) When you think of hydrothermal vents, what comes to mind first? Is it the gushing black smoke out of a…View More From The Desk of Zelnio: Alviniconcha hessleri
The film captured the squid, Taningia danae, in action: 1 The squid swims towards the bait; 2 It spreads its arms wide; 3 It swims…View More Voracious Deep-Sea Squid
From 120m in the North Sea. A frogfish maybe from the genus AntennariusView More Walking Fish
You ask and we deliver! And if you have ever had any doubt we are the baddest blog ever, we have carnivorous sponge video! Bolstered…View More Carnivorous Sponge Video!
[The Archaen] was collected at Axial Volcano on the Juan de Fuca Ridge off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Fixing nitrogen at 92 C…View More On Why Deep-Sea Archaen Are Better
The Portsmouth Herald discusses sexual dimorphism, specifically body size, in a cheeky sort of pop press way. This is something we never do (e.g. Man…View More And Females Shall Rule the Deep