Vampyroteuthis infernalis or the “vampire squid from Hell” is likely one of the coolest denizens of the deep. At one-foot long (You thought it was bigger…
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
Art is my favorite way to communicate science. It’s the language that transcends boundaries. For the past couple of months, I have been working with…View More Drawing Connections
OK, folks, time for some more KEEEELP FROOOOM SPAAAAAACE!!! And an opportunity for you to do some science of your very own! As you know,…View More Kelp, Spacecraft, and You
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
As science communicators, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to translate the ramblings of the ivory tower into a relatable and accessible public…View More The Writings on the Sea Wall: Jill Pelto Art
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!