The buccinid gastropod Neptunea amianta (Dall, 1890) is a deep-water species found off the North American west coast. Typically boreal, the range extends as far…View More God of the Sea (and Horses)
Not just whale bones but all bones. Osedax worms are those bone-eating snot flowers, purveyor of all rotten and whale-like, masters of polyandry, and more…View More Bones Taste Good
Coryphaenoides armatus arrive to feed on bait (mackerel) set by ROBIO. Photo from here A recent study by Barry and Drazen (open access)notes that some…View More Deep-Sea Fish Avoid The Dead
Caption below under next figure: Image from “Giant claw reveals the largest ever arthropod” (2007), Biology Letters The arthropods we are familiar with today tend…View More The Largest Arthropod Ever!
New cool research from Wagner et al. that despite the lack of “day” and “night”, deep-sea fish experience daily cycles. What is the trigger? Diurnal…View More The Daily Going Ons Of Deep-Sea Fish
I was just thinking the other day how I wish I had crab claws so I could crush academic opposition. Grab the children and run…View More Attack of the Crab Man!
Many of you have probably seen this already. No doubt, you have said something like This thing has teeth where a beak should be —…View More Octopod Teeth
Tardigrades are a paradox. There are less than 1,000 species globally yet they can survive anything-temperature extremes, starvation, irradiation, dehydration, vacuums, and the pressures of…View More Tardigrade Space Program
Sunday evening the intelligent and lovely Sheril Kirshenbaum posited a question that I have received many times. The question is always a good one because…View More Temperature Not Pressure
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leads to more dissolved CO2 in the world’s oceans. In turn this will increase the hydrogen ion…View More Experiments in ocean acidification