My friend Roxanne Beinart studies deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems—work that sometimes takes her out to sea for weeks at a time. When on land, Roxanne and…View More When real-life marine biologist and mom goes to sea, she takes the octonauts with her
This is a guest post by Dr. Danna Staaf, a science writer with a PhD in marine biology from Stanford University. Her first book, Squid…View More How the Squid Lost Its Shell
On July 20th, 1963, three scientists sat on a research ship 200 miles south of Woods Hole, MA, waiting for something remarkable. They were nearly…View More What happens in the sea during a solar eclipse?
For a long time when I thought of the violet snail a cold chill would run down my spine. I first learned about it after moving…View More The harrowing life of the violet snail
I recently returned from nearly two weeks at sea with a motley and intrepid crew exploring the Gulf of Mexico almost a mile and half…View More The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico
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The deep-sea Osedax bone-devouring worms could easily have been the poster child for Deep-Sea News instead of the Giant Squid. I love them because Osedax are…View More How do bone-eating worms eat bones?
First, let’s be clear: in the ocean, mucus is king. On land, mucus is tragically confined to various animal orifices, unable to last long outside…View More A 100-year-old mystery blob solved
I have a confession. I am obsessed with ridiculously large and small things. While other children impatiently anticipated toys for Christmas, I enjoyed just as…View More Craig With Big Things (and Small Things)
I’m kind of obsessed with Okeanos Explorer. Why? Because being able to watch a live feed of an ROV exploring the deep ocean on the…View More Have you been watching Okeanos explorer? If not, this week is your chance!