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)
How to celebrate (lament!) the end of Breaking Bad? That’s right, a tribute post with the top 10 reasons I love Crysal Meth(ane). Yo Bitch, let’s…View More Top 10 Reasons I Love Crystal Meth(ane)
By now you’re probably aware that your entire skin surface (and every orafice) is swarming with millions of microbes. The human microbiome is pretty sexy…View More Marine nematodes have a microbiome too (and it’s way cooler than yours)
Squid typically aren’t my thing, but I can certainly be wooed by their microbes. Example: the very awesome symbiotic relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid,…View More All hail! Bacteria that control their squid overlords
Something to think about: the recent Gibbons et al. (2013) PNAS paper found that *one* site in the English Channel showed a 31.7-66.2% overlap in…View More Endemic Genomes? Reason #1 to sequence the Deep Sea
When he made his historic solo dive into the Mariana Trench last month, James Cameron brought back images and descriptions of a “lunar like” marine…View More Is Marianas Trench A Lifeless Void?
My fellow Deeplings have been barraging the blog with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists in recent memory. Now its my turn to chime in.…View More Top 5 scariest species…from, er, DNA?
Bringing you some awesome ocean sounds this Friday–nope, not crashing waves or squawking seagulls (boo hiss for vertebrates). These sounds come from MICROBES! Peter Larsen…View More TGIF: Some Friday jazz, courtesy of marine microbes
This might come as a shocker: I don’t care about metabolism (or bits of floating plastic, or whale sharks, or coral reefs…sorry Deeplings). Its not…View More Capitalizing on recessions with economic booms of data
Looking for vicarious adventure? Check out two new expedition blogs, both of which are underway right now! The Tonga Trench Expedition is a Scripps Institution…View More Two new expedition blogs: super deep South Pacific and super cold Antarctica