This is acid. This is your seaweed on acid. Sulphuric acid to be exact. A highly corrosive substance, also known as oil of vitriol, H2SO4…View More These are a few of my favorite species: Desmarestia
Fanciful common names of fishes suggest there may be an orchestra in the sea, but this is yet another way the underwater world lets us…View More The Disappointing Reality of Musical Fish
Have you seen the new Jurassic World trailer? As if I even have to ask… Of course you have. And of course you are amazed…View More Is Jurassic World Violating CITES Protections?
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
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet, despite what cryptozoologists may be telling you. The internet is a double-edged sword of enlightenment and ignorance.…View More Lies, Damned Lies, and Cryptozoology
Watching animals eat is like my biology crack. I don’t need it, I don’t have to do it, I don’t even always like it, but…View More The rainbow-covered animal with a dark side
“Shields up! Phasers set to kill! Engage!” If the Pacific Torpedo Ray (Torpedo californica) had an inner dialogue whilst stalking delicious fishy snacks, I could imagine it…View More These are a few of my favorite species: The Torpedo Ray
As scientific mariners, we spend an inordinate amount of shore time on sleezy docks and seedy piers around the world, from the gritty shipyards of…View More These Are a Few of My Favorite Species: Spotted Porcupine Fish
There is a common saying amongst oceanographers, “if you put something in the water, there is no guarantee you will get it back.” I’ve been in…View More Shark vs. CTD. Shark 1, CTD 0.
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