DSN Gets A New Member

We are the onlyhottest blog on the deep sea! The saltiest marine blog! Nobody can top our skillz. But I told you before in 2008 we were going to be bigger and badder. Now the time has come. cue maniacal laughter

Some of the more observant of you will notice that we’ve added a new banner in rotation. Those of you mathematically inclined will note three ghost heads and not two in the banner. That third floating head belongs to none other than DSN’s old whipping boy, Kevin Zelnio. Kevin is now officially blogging at DSN. Don’t worry he will still be the whipping boy. Keys to the DSN submarine and research vessel, access ID to the behind-the-scenes-and-get-the-cetaceans-drunk parties, and a humongous bank roll are now in his possession.

This situation arose when I realized Kevin’s spin off blog, The Other 95%, was doing a little to well. In a total Microsoft/Borg maneuver, we assimilated the competition. This project has been in the works for a few months, the length attributed to arguing between Peter and I on who let him escape in the first place.

So expect more greatness in the new year while we keep the good, toss the bad, and freshen the place up a bit.

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 (http://deepseanews.com/), 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.

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