I recently returned from nearly two weeks at sea with a motley and intrepid crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico almost a mile and half…View More The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico
I have a confession. I am obsessed with ridiculously large and small things. While other children impatiently anticipated toys for Christmas, I enjoyed just as…View More Craig With Big Things (and Small Things)
If you are an avid DSN reader then undoubtedly you know our fascination with Giant Isopods. Back in the early days of 2007, I was…View More Adopt the giant deep-sea isopod, Bathynomus giganteus, as the National Deep-Sea Animal of the United States.
A guest post from Katie Thomas, a graduate student at Duke University researching the evolution of bioluminescence in squids. (@katiethomas10) For those of us who love the…View More 6 times an invertebrate punched a vertebrate in the face (and it was awesome)
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
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
Seriously, 6-Gill Shark. Why are you such a douche? That Giant Isopod was totally there first, minding its own business gnawing on some fresh bait…View More 6-Gill Shark Steals Food from Poor Giant Isopod
The Sand Shack is an environmentally friendly brand of apparel and accessories founded in Cape Cod. The company was started by Brian Lintonin 2006. After…View More Sand Shack For Your Flippy Floppy Needs
This is a giant isopod. This, on the other hand, is not. To reiterate, this is a giant isopod, a species in the genus Bathynomus,…View More Giant Isopod Fail
Finding my self in Cincinnati for a conference, I couldn’t help myself from heading across the river into Kentucky to the Newport Aquarium. This aquarium…View More Giant Isopods and Shark Rays in Cincinnati?