Video of a very large squid swimming near a dock made the rounds last week across many social media streams. The squid is actually an Architeuthis, aka the…View More New Video of Giant Squid Surfaces
Recently a friend brought to my attention that the Internet was losing its collective mind over “sea bunnies”. Googling, “sea bunny” I found articles at International Business Times,…View More The Science of Sea Bunnies: You’ll Never Believe The Top Ten List We Created To Get You To Visit Our Website.
A recent string of oarfish have washed ashore in California. And by recent string I mean two. On October 18th, a pregnant 14-foot long female…View More Oarfish Can Supposedly Predict Earthquakes, Apparently They Suck At It
Some things are too cool to wait until Friday for the TGIF tag. Check out this spectacular footage of male Torquigener sp. pufferfish in Japan,…View More TGIM – Pufferfish can sculpt, what’s your excuse?
You might have guessed by now that I’m a *bit* obsessed with sushi. When I visited Japan for the first (and second) time, I bolted…View More Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and so do I
Apparently the google plus video embedder is broken, but you can watch it on their Google Plus page here. Video by Nori Sakamato on G+.…View More Okinawa Ribbon Eel!
Very excited to hear today that VIMS marine biologist Emmett Duffy won a big prize in marine biology established by Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe,…View More Emmett Duffy Wins Inaugural Kobe Prize in Marine Biology
There’s a research cruise underway right now to study the impacts of radiation release from the Fukushima disaster in Japan, using the UNOLS/U. Hawaii ship…View More Follow along with Fukushima researchers
This weekend marked the beginning of a new scientific expedition, investigating how leaked radiation may be affecting marine life around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power…View More Tracking radiation effects off Fukushima
UPDATE: No sooner did I post this did I find out it’s a hoax. Of course, this reaffirms a long held tenet of mine: when…View More The end of whaling in Japan?