This story starts with my research team currently deploying alligators* (3 total, 2 – 2.5 meters in length) at three different sites 2000 meters deep…View More Alligators in the Abyss
In honor of Hagfish Day at WhaleTimes.org, I am reposting a Kevin Z original classic from the days of yore. Lyrics under the fold:View More #HagfishDay: Every Whale Has Its Bone
A great film about a whale fall by Sharon Shattuck. Whale Fall (after life of a whale) from Sharon Shattuck on Vimeo.View More When a Whale Dies, The Story Has Just Begun
We have a long history of being HUGE fans of the “bone-devouring zombie worm from hell”. Osedax species were described less than 10 years ago…View More Whale Bone-Devouring Worm Into More Than Just Whales
You’ve all heard about the bone-eating zombie worm from hell. Yeah it was like OK, but whatever. It had its day like, you know, way…View More Move Over Boneworm, the Bone Snail is Taking Over
This one goes out to David from my lab who just got back from 2 months down under in Antarctica and deployed whale bones for…View More Every Whale Has Its Bone
There is a disturbing trend in this BBC news article about the relationship between whaling and carbon. The report comes from a talk at The…View More Won’t They Think of the Poor Bone-Eating Worms?
A nice write up this month in the Audobon Magazine by Amanda Mascarelli discussing whale-falls and Osedax worms. You can read it for free online.View More Dead Whales…The People Who Study Them and The Worms That Eat Them
I am standing in the back of a large lorry, my feet submerged in a pool of blood, water and oil. The truck’s container is…View More Chopping Up Whales For Science!
Scientists love to group things. We also like to name things. We also like to plot data on bivariate graphs. On really crazy nights, we…View More Who likes protandric hermaphrodites?