When does an analogy become useless? How about when it’s less exaggerated than the actual facts being analogized? Take the oft-used “needle in a haystack”…View More MH370 and the proverbial haystack.
In the shallow waters where sunlight penetrates, life is easy because food abounds. In the deep sea, life sucks because food is scarce. In landscape…View More This Deep-Sea Predator is the Love Child of a Macaron and a Snork
Most sponges, inspiration for dish cleaners and mess absorbers, feed by filtering water through those many holes and channels. Their scientific name, Porifera, literally means…View More Flesh Eating Sponges?
An area the size of a coffee table on the deep-sea floor would yield hundreds of species. A few species would dominate with numbers in…View More Great Abyssal Diversity Among the Microscopic
Over ten years ago Fred Grassle, a marine biologist with deep-sea tendencies, and Jesse Ausubel, program director for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, started conversing on…View More Cataloging Life On the Deep-Sea Floor
“There is absolutely nothing to restrict the geographical ranges of animals in the deep sea. Dr. Wallich, the pioneer of deep-sea research, eighteen years ago…View More Biogeography of the Deep Sea
The 285 macrourid fishes, the rattails, whiptails, and grenadiers, are one of, if not the, most abundant fish in the deep. You cannot throw…well anything…without…View More Simple Summer Recipes for Dead Seafloor Carrion
Everything you ever wanted to know about sea pigs (Holothuroidea: Scotoplanes sp.) from the Echinoblog. The best part is the gastropods parasites that love them…View More Sea Pigs
[googlemap lat=”48.532975799741635″ lng=”-123.01666259765625″ width=”400px” height=”300px” zoom=”11″ type=”G_HYBRID_MAP”]48.532976,-123.016663[/googlemap] This week finds me for the first time in Friday Harbor. This week I am meeting with 19…View More Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life