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
Within just a few short centimeters the temperature drops from 350˚C to -1.5˚C (692 to 29.3˚F). At 2.6 kilometers deep in the Antarctic Ocean lies the East…View More For Hoff Yeti Crabs Food, Sex, and Birth Determine Living Space At Vents
Hermit crabs are generally awesome. They use snail shells, and sometime shells of other mollsucs, to protect their non-skeletonized squishy backends. Some are even adapted…View More These are a few of my favorite species: Hermit crabs without shells
The oceans provides us with most of the oxygen we breath, much of the food we eat, and even all the water we drink, which has passed…View More Six surprising reasons to be thankful for the sea
My dream day includes Clint Eastwood and I drinking bourbon, smoking cigars, and watching The Outlaw Josey Wales. At one of the most memorable moments in…View More These are a Few of My Favorite Species: Pistol Shrimp
I generally bow to Dr. M and Alex when it comes to rap music knowledge, but I’m just going to add this little factlet to the…View More The official anthology of Rick Ross rapping about crustaceans
Not everything on a coral is actually a coral. Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work…View More A Narrative of Coral-Dwelling Barnacles With the Aid of Internet Memes
For many ocean invertebrates, the first stage of life occurs as tiny larvae in the plankton. The toughness of the planktonic larval life has caused…View More Female Crabs Only Eat Their Own Young When They’re Hungry
I hate all the stuff growing on whales. It’s just one of those weird personal tics. All those barnacles look annoying and itchy and the whole…View More That looks terrible on you Dolphin- take it off!
The 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear fiasco was a disaster that is still affecting Japan. But it also raised an onslaught of questions about the potential…View More The question you should have asked about Fukushima, but probably didn’t.