“I know you drowned him in the ocean, these bones don’t lie…” Ever heard of forensic limnology? Neither had I, until I had a random…View More Diagnosing Death with Diatoms
One of the many reasons that I find plankton to be so delightful is the sheer joy of seeing something so beautiful and alien pop out of…View More The Plankton Pundit
Hey everyone I went out on a research cruise in the Bering Sea! We threw a lot of expensive shit in the ocean. Starting with this…View More A Research Cruise in 12 Animated Gifs
In the sixth grade, we had weekly assignments that were supposed to be a mixture of arts and crafts and scholarly study. Two of my good…View More The Biological Pump: A short film in construction paper
A couple weeks ago this photo was going viral with the headline “A Single Drop of Seawater, Magnified 25 Times”: This was one of this…View More The sea is full of life, but not quite that full
There are many anecdotal remedies for jellyfish stings, from urine to meat tenderizer, but this one may be the tastiest. A case report published in the…View More Stung by a box jelly? Oil and lemon may help.
When I first saw a sea sapphire I thought I was hallucinating. The day had been anything but normal, but this part will always stand…View More The most beautiful animal you've never seen
Recently we at Deep-Sea News have tried to combat misinformation about the presence of high levels of Fukushima radiation and its impact on marine organisms…View More Is the sea floor littered with dead animals due to radiation? No.
A bar, somewhere in the ocean. A whale shark sits quietly sipping a Krillians. Whale shark (quietly): <sip> Ahh, that’s some good Euphausia right there.…View More A whale and a whale shark walk into a bar…
This case is short but sweet. The fossil record is what we scientists have always used to reconstruct past conditions in the ocean. Like any…View More CSI Deep Sea: Genomic Edition