GIF Week at DSN

giphyFrom December 6th to the 12th, we are getting giffy with it at DSN.  We’ll be posting marine science GIF roundups,GIFs of our favorite animal behaviors,GIFs of oceanographic equipment being deployed,GIFs of currents,GIFs explaining science, and much more.  We will even be creating some new GIFs just for you.

Are you a scientist and want contribute to DSN GIF Week with your own science and gifs?

Have your own blog? Do a GIF post and provide us with the link and will promote it at DSN.

Want to flag a great GIF for us to highlight? Send it along!

Send as an email at [email protected] or flag us on Twitter at @deepseanews

BTW we will be having a GIF contest for everyone.  The rules are you have to use the DSN Giant Squid Logo.  The winner will get a special DSN logo’d beenie. As inspiration below is a GIF by our own Alex Warneke.




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.