It’s Growing…the Blogosphere is GROWING…BWAHAHAHAA

Probably, in response to all the trash talk I’ve been dishing out, pontificating on the superiority of Molluks to echinoderms, Dr. Echinoderm himself started a blog. DSN has featured Chris Mah at least a few times in the past. Chris’s new venture, Echinoblog, will be “an ongoing venue for collecting and presenting perspectives, popular news, and articles on the Echinodermata!” I guess Chris has brought it!

Second up is Erin’s new blog She Tells Fish Tales. It is all about the adventures of the poor in America, namely graduate students in Marine Biology. Head over and post a comment welcoming her. Also tell her she needs to blog more. I ensure the writing will be better than DSN and definitely better than 75% of the stuff at Sb.

To finish up the link love, a new blog, Stichin’ Fish, arises that documents the Ecology Action Centre project “to celebrate the beauty, diversity and fragility of our Northwest Atlantic seafloor.” They are seeking submissions for their North Atlantic seafloor display and “want to borrow your crocheted, knitted, quilted, sculpted or otherwise crafted marine creatures for World Ocean Day on June 8th.” So someone needs to hop to it and crouchet, knit, or quilt (a giant isopod quilt!, yeah baby) a Bathynomus so I can donate to the project.

NOTICE: Apologies go out the Bleiman Twins at Zooillogix. I only read 5 blogs at a time. So I have to let you go Zooillogix. Really it’s not you, it’s me. I hope we can still be friends. On the other hand I have been worried about our relationship for awhile. You never open up your thoughts to me. All the romance is gone. The honeymoon is over. Besides, you blog looks fat in those jeans.

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.