This Deep-Sea Predator is the Love Child of a Macaron and a Snork

In the shallow waters where sunlight penetrates, life is easy because food abounds.  In the deep sea, life sucks because food is scarce.  In landscape…

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When 2 becomes 12: Cryptic species need some love like they’ve never needed love before

A “species” is a hypothesis. And for microscopic critters, this hypothesis is very often wrong. Everyone knows I despise charismatic megafauna (especially dolphins). I will…

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A Lonely Tree Far From Home Brings New Life to the Ocean Deep: A Narrative in Five Acts

Act 1: Wood Falling on Water At two miles below the ocean’s surface, I see wooden carcasses, once buoyant, lying listlessly on the abyssal seafloor.…

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