Sea Squirts Just Want To Have Fun


It’s Friday afternoon and your setting there staring at the monitor. Sure you could be productive and continue on until 5. But hey, it’s Friday afternoon why be productive and if you are reading this already I know you are looking for a way out. Over at The Other 95%, Kevin posts a new invertebrate themed song every week. You can download the mp3 and listen to Kevin wail on the acoustic guitar and exercise his chops. This week it’s Sea Squirts Just Want To Have Fun. Absolutely brilliant…

I’m attached to rock in the moonlight
My colony says ‘when you gonna live your life right?’
Oh but females aren’t the fortunate ones
And sea squirts, they want to have fun
Oh sea squirts just want to have fun

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.