Everyone’s favorite crabs are back in the news! Yeti Crabs! Those deep-sea beasties with hairy claws or chests! A new paper in Proceedings B led…View More The Origins of Hairy Crabs
In my email several months ago Casey Burns, a field associate with the California Academy of Science, sent me a fantastic find. The photo is…View More Fossil Carnivorous Sponge?
Most sponges, inspiration for dish cleaners and mess absorbers, feed by filtering water through those many holes and channels. Their scientific name, Porifera, literally means…View More Flesh Eating Sponges?
Echinoderms are one of the most highly derived groups of animals with many species as significant components of several marine communities. They’re classified by…View More Veins of Water: The Evolution of the Echinoderm Water-Vascular System
We as humans have three fundamental questions. Where do we come from? Where are we going? Are we alone in the universe? The answers to…View More What knowledge of the deep sea tell us about life on other planets
I celebrated another lap around the sun this weekend, and in honour of that my friend Betty, who lives in Arizona, sent me a rather…View More Extinct life is like a box of chocolates
Because it’s Friday and you need to begin every Friday morning with a song about the Cambrian ExplosionView More TGIF: The Cambrian Explosion Song
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! Heightened biodiversity may make an ecosystem more stabile…View More Tide Pool: Cephalopods, Ash, and Sulphur Are to Blame
Formerly known as the “boneyard”, this month Deep Sea News brings you the SHELL MIDDEN!!! A much more exciting and biodiverse assemblage of paleoposts. We…View More Welcome to the SHELL MIDDEN!!
Dear Diatoms, You are pretty, and I like you. Haeckel liked you too, so did Gaudi. Obviously, they appreciated the little things in life. While…View More Scientist In Residence: Danny Richter on the To Humble Diatom