Today is legendary! Why, you ask? Well, we are celebrating TEN YEARS of DSN posts. That’s right – if you go wayyyyyyyyy back in…View More A Decade of Deep Sea Decadence
←Previous Lesson: Early Paradigms and Exploration Edward Forbes spent his life championing a hypothesis whose evidence was flawed and extrapolations unjustified. The idea of a…View More Deep Sea 101: Forbes’ Folly – Evidence of Deep Sea Life Ignored
We have a long history of being HUGE fans of the “bone-devouring zombie worm from hell”. Osedax species were described less than 10 years ago…View More Whale Bone-Devouring Worm Into More Than Just Whales
←Previous Lesson: Lessons from the Census of Marine Life While the Census of Marine Life may be the most recent call to survey the ocean,…View More Deep Sea 101: Early Paradigms and Exploration
This post was based on a talk I gave for Darwin Day last year at the Duke Marine Lab. Reposting in honor of Darwin Day.…View More Darwin Day Repost – Ex Omnia Conchis: Darwin And His Beloved Barnacles
We seem to be constantly evaluating how well are doing communicating science, as well we should! Good scientists need to be introspective to some extent…View More From the Editor’s Desk: Communicating At, To Or With People?
←Previous lesson: Introduction and What Is the Deep Sea? Last week we kicked off our online class with an introduction to the deep sea environment.…View More Deep Sea 101: Lessons from the Census of Marine Life
This semester I am teaching a full on lecture course in Deep Sea Biology at my institution. It is a great opportunity for me and…View More Deep Sea 101: Introduction and What Is the Deep Sea?
Anthropogenic climate change has been hypothesized for centuries (discussed in Le Treut 2007) before the careful measurements of scientists in the mid-20th century. From 1833…View More From the Editor’s Desk: The Grand Challenge of Ocean Acidification and Fisheries
Barnacle evolution was recently rewritten by a large effort of Perez-Losada and colleagues in 2008. Using a combination of genes and morphological traits they rejected…View More Barnacle Evolution I: Phylogeny Served Without Plates