“if you’re watching on channel one the super sampler is…THE HECK IS THAT?!” And that is the start of an absolutely breathtaking real life close encounter…View More Video: Rare sperm whale encounter with deep-sea ROV
This past year Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” From simply…View More Why the Foldscope is My New Favorite Toy
I live for moments like this. Things like this make the long nights editing grant proposals, the paper rejections, the failed experiments all worth it.…View More Amazing purple jelly sighting in the deep sea
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting…View More How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean?
I’ve been temporarily released from my social media silence to talk about my latest paper, which is published in the open-access journal PeerJ. So first of…View More Behind the scenes: plastic-eating barnacles in the North Pacific Gyre
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately, but I’ve got a reason, honest. It’s not even an excuse. See, I’ve been a bit wrapped up…View More Cos you can never have too much whale shark
Science is defined by expertise. We researchers are constantly trying to expand our own knowledge, or collaborate with those who can contribute the necessary skills. Unfortunately,…View More An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists, now in PLoS Biology
I loves me some metrics. That’s why I’m addicted to this new PLoS ONE paper, published by Trevor Branch at the University of Washington. Also,…View More Media hype gets you more citations? Well, it did for this fisheries paper.
My very first post at Deep Sea News was a tongue in cheek look at how much we don’t know about the largest of all…View More A first look at the biochemistry of whale sharks
Back in 2005, three researchers described and named a very unusual crab from a hydrothermal vent in the Indian Ocean (paper here). The scientists christened…View More Yeti Crab Roundup