Friday Deep-Sea Picture (07/06/07)


Near my ol’ neck of the woods, a boat captain photographed this albino bottleneck in Calcasieu Lake, an estuary off the Gulf in southwestern Louisiana

Dr. M (1801 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

9 Replies to “Friday Deep-Sea Picture (07/06/07)”

  1. Don’t you mean bottlenose?

    I know this is a deep-sea blog, not a marine mammal one, but still…


  2. More like…it’s about time we wake up to the wonders of our world, which have been around since before human existance…and begin to humbly care for this planet, and all of it’s magnificance! Before our kids find out after things, as amazing as pink dolphins, become extinct, and they then can only read about it, as if it were mythology, even though it was true even in their time, unbeknownst to so many.
    Yes! Pink dolphins are real and alive today! Preserve and protect them!Peace~Kennon

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