If I were ever to write a Little Golden Book on par with The Poky Little Puppy it would about cute, little, and red, deep-sea…View More The Little Strawberry Squid with the Big Eye
In the videos above and below you see the Electric Flame Scallop, also called the Disco Scallop. Technically its not a scallop. Its not in…View More Disco Scallops Know How to Boogie Even if They Aren’t Scallops
Coral reefs are famous for their beautiful colours, but in fact when I visit them I am usually surprised how colourful reefs AREN’T. Most healthy…View More TGIF – The spectacular fluorescent colours of Coral Reefs
There’s a sizable red tide event unfolding in Australia right now, where thick slicks of red planktonic algae are washing up on Sydney’s iconic beaches, including the…View More What’s green and gold and red all over?
Since its so gray and dreary in California today, we were discussing brighter topics over lunch – naturally, ogling over some bioluminescence. If you haven’t…View More TGIF: Edith Widder’s TED talks on Bioluminescence
Despite the “hunting the giant squid” theme, there is some really cool footage here. some of it I haven’t seen before.View More National Geographic on Capturing Bioluminescence on Camera
The red tide that has lit San Diego for several weeks is ending in a microscopic bloodbath. The above photo was taken by Linsey Sala,…View More San Diego red tide eaten alive by single-celled predator
This is a guest post modified from two emails by professor of biological oceanography Peter Franks, reprinted here with his permission. Peter is a phytoplankton…View More The San Diego red tide: FAQ from Scripps professor Dr. Peter Franks