Kevin Zelnio is at the top of my list for musicians singing about invertebrates and the deep sea. The competition is small but Kevin is…View More Isopod Love Song
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
Via Akeakamai, I found this gem of a video from JAMSTEC’s Shinkai 6500. The video shows several typical scavenging organisms, crabs, eels, and GIANT ISOPODS…View More GIANT ISOPODS!
In one of the earliest papers on the deep-sea fauna, Mosely (1880, p.593) noted, “Some animals appear to be dwarfed by deep-sea conditions.” Almost a…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #7 Most Deep-Sea Organisms Are Miniatures of Their Shallow Water Relatives