On November 1st, 1940 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched the Yamato Class Battleship the Musashi. She and her sister ship, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerfully…View More The Animals of the Musashi Battleship
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
Through its influence on atmospheric circulation, [the ozone hole] has helped to shield the Antarctic continent from much of the effect of global warming over…View More The complex wrath of the Ozone hole over Antarctica
Yahoo answers tells me I shouldn’t put snails in the microwave, but this paper tells me otherwise: Galindo LA, Puillandre N, Strong EE, Bouchet P…View More Putting snails in the microwave…for science!
There’s a fascinating article getting some press this week, all about a growing incidence of an extraordinary bit of animal behaviour in the islands just…View More The Antarctic is a rough neighbourhood
Ocean conservation work takes me to many an unusual locale, but none stranger than tomorrow’s destination: Las Vegas. I’m headed there to attend the annual…View More Shark Feeding, Managed Risk, and the Tredwellian Paradigm
This is a guest blog from Luiz Rocha, curator of Ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences. Luiz gets to do some amazing work documenting…View More Male, female, or both? When it comes to sex, fishes do it all!
This is a guest post by Chelsea Rochman. Chelsea is a post-doc at the University of California Davis. This is her fourth guest post at DSN, and the first one…View More A story about fish, plastic debris and sex
In 1986, a group of scientists from Australia and New Zealand described, in the one of the highest profile scientific journals, the existence of a…View More The Tale of a New Phylum That Really Wasn’t
Coral reefs are in crisis. They are fragile. They are complex. And they are disappearing faster than we are able to understand them. This threat…View More What the "Call of the Reef" is Telling Us