In midsummer 2009, under the intense Mexican sun, a whale shark, MXA-182, arrived at Holbox. He is injured. A nasty cut nearly severs his right…View More Sharks and lasers, not just for evil geniuses
This spectacular picture has been doing the rounds of my Facebook network lately, of a Mr Bell at AMNH working on a manta ray specimen in…View More The mysterious case of the missing manta bits
Earlier this year, I spent a few days tracking down the world’s largest snail. It is my own contribution to the Sizing Ocean Giants project. The…View More Sleuthing the Largest Snail
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet?…View More Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
The following post is authored by Catharine Chen as part of the Sizing Ocean Giants project. This post originally occurred on the Story of Size. Adapted from Just…View More The Nubbly Bits of Blue Whales
With 5 stunning Duke University undergraduates, I participated in an experiment, one in which science outreach and research were not separate spheres. “Time to put away the research…View More Integrating Research and Outreach Through Massive Ocean Animals
This week at DSN we are dedicating to size. Actually, I’m dedicating it to size. Since I am the grand poobah in charge, everyone else…View More It’s Size Week At Deep-Sea News