In the beginning, people mused the expansive oceans contained but a handful of organisms. This idea started with Pliny the Elder, who lived in the…View More How many species are in the deep sea?
The year is 1967. A paper is published that causes pandemonium in the scientific community. The discovery causes a fundamental shift in thinking divergent from…View More How is the deep sea so diverse? The struggle is real for late 1900s ecologists
Nearly two miles below the ocean’s surface, we are building new worlds. You might be surprised that these ecospheres are wooden—little log cabins hosting a…View More Wooden Homes on the Seafloor Yield Insights Into the Impacts of Climate Change
The recent string of violent tragedies, both in the USA and abroad, have wrenched our hearts and left our minds baffled. Minnesota, Dallas, Baton Rouge,…View More An open letter from DSN to our fellow scientists
Terrestrial biologists have it easy (especially those that work in the tropics) – they can just book a plane ticket and wander around the forest,…View More Hipster bacteria hate the tropics (it’s too mainstream)
After I successfully defended my Ph.D., and as I and packed up my belongings to move across the country for a new job (more on…View More A field guide to privilege in marine science: some reasons why we lack diversity
Tongue biters have been in my inbox a few times lately. If you’ve managed never to come across these interesting little isopods before, they are…View More No fish is an island
Oh the dark deep sea is frightful, But the food not so delightful, But since we’ve got no place to go, Let It Marine…View More Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
This lovely piece of art, by graduate students Laurel Hiebert and Kira Treibergs with artwork by Marley Jarvis, made the rounds last week. We are…View More Octopi Wall Street!