No doubt you have seen the Amazing Ocean Facts circulating around the web. It seems to be drawing renewed interest even though it cam out…View More What is the true size of Colossal Squid?
In midsummer 2009, under the intense Mexican sun, a whale shark, MXA-182, arrived at Holbox. He is injured. A nasty cut nearly severs his right…View More Sharks and lasers, not just for entertainment!
In 1899 a French zoologist named Edouard Chevreux with an inordinate fondness for crustaceans officially described two crustaceans from the deepest parts of the ocean.…View More The Large But Enigmatic Supergiant
At 70-80 years old, Brutus is an 18-foot long croc. He’s tougher than nails with a missing leg due to a fight with a shark…View More Brutus the Giant Saltwater Croc
In the following post I will enumerate the many ways in which current science repeatedly demonstrates that giant squids are awesomesauce. Awesome: (adj) amazing, awe-inspiring, awful, awing (inspiring awe…View More From The Editor’s Desk: Giant Squid=Awesomesauce
Each week Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I discuss a recent paper from ResearchBlogging.org. This week was my turn to choose and we discussed the…View More ResearchBlogCast #4: Decreasing Predator Size Increases Prey Numbers
Across the internets a craze is sweeping. We here at DSN are calling it Isopocalypse 2010 (stay up to date using the Twitter hashtag #isopocalypse2010).…View More Isopocalypse 2010: Giant Isopods Storm the Internets
A blog war is starting to develop again. No I am not talking about this one. I am talking about the Great Invertebrate Wars. Everything was…View More Molluscs, now with 100% more awesum
Much of the earth’s biodiversity lies within the phylum Arthropoda. You are probably aware of many species within the group trilobites, spiders, centipedes, crabs, insects,…View More Pycnogonids, more than spiders of the sea
The question is not why are whales big but why are whales not bigger? The blue whales reached weights of 150 tons prewhaling. To appreciate…View More Why Are There No Super Whales?