Each week Razib Khan, Dave Munger and I discuss a paper that was recently blogged on in the Researchblogging.org. This week I chose the following…View More ResearchBlogCast #8: Protecting the Environment Reduces Poverty?
The deep-sea sponge Monorhaphis chuni (Hexactinellida) has the world’s largest known biosilica structure! A silicate spicule that can grow up to 3 meters long. That’s…View More Huge Silicate Sponge Spicules and the Evolution of Calcification
Each week Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I discuss an article from the ResearchBlogging.org aggregator. This week we discuss a potentially revolutionary new model published…View More ResearchBlogCast #5: Putting Plasticity into Population Ecology
Peter Etnoyer is a deep sea coral habitat specialist with NOAA’s National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Charleston, SC. He returns to Deep…View More Guest Post: The Largest Habitats on Earth
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
Everyone knows that all crabs moult. Its no secret. When you wear you skeleton on the outside, its difficult to find the room to grow.…View More Fiddler Crabs Moult for a Breath of Fresh Air
I am very excited today! My new paper in the journal Ecology will be coming out in April on the regulation of biodiversity in the…View More When the dinner bell rings for seafloor scavengers, larger animals get first dibs
A nice, new video produced by MBARI about Dr. Ken Smith’s research: “The vast muddy expanses of the abyssal plains occupy about 60 percent of…View More Climate Change and Food Availability in the Deep
[Note the following post makes gratuitous use of keyboard symbols to denote adult language] In the coolest titled paper ever “Assessing the apparent imbalance between geochemical and biochemical…View More What the @$#! is wrong with carbon budgets?
Originally, Popeye the Sailor gained strength from rubbing the head of a rare chicken. Not until 1932 and thereafter did Popeye gain superhuman strength and…View More Spinach, Popeye, and Fishy Pigeons