Guest post by William Gearty (Ph.D. Student at Stanford University) It’s summertime and you’re sweating from the heat and humidity. You jump in the pool…View More So, You Want to Live in the Water? A Tale of Why Aquatic Mammals are So Big
I am annoyingly the first one to return to the surface after any scuba dive. My bottom time exploring the wonders of the aquatic realm…View More I’m the modern day equivalent of a massive Carboniferous dragonfly
I have a confession. I am obsessed with ridiculously large and small things. While other children impatiently anticipated toys for Christmas, I enjoyed just as…View More Craig With Big Things (and Small Things)
Within just a few short centimeters the temperature drops from 350˚C to -1.5˚C (692 to 29.3˚F). At 2.6 kilometers deep in the Antarctic Ocean lies the East…View More For Hoff Yeti Crabs Food, Sex, and Birth Determine Living Space At Vents
Recently a 2003 video went viral on the internet. The video is a story of a 3 meter Great White Shark that was tagged. That electronic…View More What ate a 3 meter long Great White? Probably a Wereshark
In 1954 Godzilla was a mere 50 meters (164 ft). In the newest movie, Godzilla is estimated to be 150 meters (492 ft). For comparison…View More The Ever Increasing Size of Godzilla: Implications for Sexual Selection and Urine Production
Females of some species in the wild may not be able to prevent unwanted sex with males. In many crustaceans, males forcibly mate with females…View More Pygmy Squids Females Favor Small Males and Fast Copulation
Recently, Quarks to Quasar’s on Facebook published an illustration (above) of how massive a Colossal Squid can reach. The Facebook post was liked by 3,300 people…View More How Big Is A Colossal Squid Really?
The response to the Kaiju post has been amazing and of course everyone has suggested alterations to the calculations. For background, biologists know that much…View More How much urine can a Kaiju produce? And other fun information
Warning this may contain spoilers The short answer is not as many as you think. I spent Saturday watching Pacific Rim. The movie has everything…View More How may people does a Kaiju need to eat every day?