I’ve been in Brazil for the past week for some research coordination meetings. This has involved a number of different folks in several forums, but…View More The Indian Ocean’s cup runeth over
If you’ve ever talked to me in person for more than 5 minutes, I’ve probably mentioned the !#$%*ING AWESOMENESS of high-throughput sequencing. Frankly, I’m a…View More Metagenomics: Transforming our understanding of oceans
←Previous lesson: Introduction and What Is the Deep Sea? Last week we kicked off our online class with an introduction to the deep sea environment.…View More Deep Sea 101: Lessons from the Census of Marine Life
Everything we do in life presents choices, and every choice presents a risk. Some activities present a high and obvious risk, like skiing a black…View More Sunday Spill Special: Seafood Safety, Part 1
You are probably aware that Smoove A* is an authority on crustaceous love. Some have gone so far as to describe Smoove A as the…View More How To Cuddle Your Lady Right, by Smoove A
When you’re in the biodiversity conservation biz for any significant length of time, you inevitably develop a thick skin to grim pronouncements of ecosystem collapse…View More Not Good Enough: Copenhagen Accord May Doom Coral Reefs
At my former blog, The Oyster’s Garter, I occasionally wrote an advice column inspired by Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation and Dan Savage.…View More Female snails in Australia are just happy to see you
Why don’t animal’s use wheels in locomotion? Why aren’t blue whales bigger? Why are there no freshwater starfish? Why are there no tree dwelling cephalopods?…View More If Molluscs Could Communicate What Would They Say?
Promoting microbial degradation of oil has been one of the main arguments in favor of dispersant use. Interestingly, the PWSRCAC review (covering literature from 1997-2008)…View More Dispersants! Part III: Do dispersants really promote degradation of oil?
Part II: How toxic are dispersants? This, I suppose, is the million-dollar question. The EPA has continually insisted that the actual dispersants is less toxic…View More Dispersants! Part II: Toxicity