A Bad Ass Squid Demands A Bad Ass Tattoo

Master beard grower, Richard Newman, shared on the DSN Facebook page his totally amazing tattoo.  Yep it’s Magnapinna.  I think we can all raise a pint and agree that Richard Newman has clearly won. UPDATE: The tattoo was inked by Myck McClung at Three Saints Tattoo in Pensacola, Florida

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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.

3 Replies to “A Bad Ass Squid Demands A Bad Ass Tattoo”

  1. Thank you so much DSN! I learned about the Big Fin Squid years ago from an ROV operator on a vessel I worked on. He showed me the video of one that they had filmed while conducting operations on the sea floor. I will be doing a full deep sea creature leg sleeve. That’s just the first piece I chose as how there is little known about the Big Fin Squid.

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