All Hail The Master of Wood Falls

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Yesterday I made this above announcement on Facebook and Twitter. And so it happened and now this

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Roy Plotnick stepped up to the plate.  Roy is an invertebrate biologist at the University of Illinois Chicago and a long time friend.  His research is amazing and looks at the fossil record to determine shifts in behaviour and sensory organs through time.  Roy also discovered a new cave in Illinois that was a treasure trove of fossils.  But all that is moot since Roy is now THE MASTER OF WOOD FALLS.

You can help out just like Roy by visiting my page and donating.  Please also help me share the word on your social media streams.  Follow me on Twitter @DrCraigMc to find out about the next donation event you can get in on.

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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.