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REQUIRED READING FOR ALL CURRENT AND ASPIRING MARINE BIOLOGISTS: So you want to be a marine biologist…
The latest edition of Boneyard 2.0 is up at Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs! I particularly like this reminder from The Rocks Know that while dinosaurs are sort of cool, I guess, they would be nothing without the little guys! The size of invertebrate and microbial fossils belie the impact they have had on our world!
Mark Powell has a post up about the hypocrisy surrounding “wild” Alaskan salmon that is right on the mark. The biggest threat to “wild” salmon, which were actually raised on a salmon farm? Click on to find out!
I love to hear about my alma mater UC Davis, probably the best university in the world. I got my UC-Davis alumni magazine today and opened it up to find a full story on wildlife veterinarian Michael Ziccardi’s efforts on the frontlines saving oily sea turtles and mammals. Go Aggies!
Big Daddy Cephalove discovers that the adorable little bobtail squid gets a little help from their *little* friends, the microbe Vibrio which bioluminesces.
Dead, pregnant blue whale washed up near San Francisco Bay Area.
Former Sea Shepherder Captain Paul Bethune called out Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd as “dishonest” and “morally bankrupt”, listing several complaints and recent issues. Looks like some serious accusations in there, definitely a huge blow the Sea Shepherd’s questionable reputation. The Ecorazzi link above has more information, but the LA Times also does a more balanced treatment.
In the brilliant department, Discover News describes a new life raft that creates drinkable seawater.
Finally, Ed Yong the joy of jellyfish during his visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and took some photo and video evidence of a tentacular gelatinous tangle.