A new paper by Chris Mah of Echinoblog, Martha Nizinski at the National Marine Fisheries Service, and Lonny Lundsten at MBARI is nicely captured in…View More Coral-devouring sea stars
Great informative video from MBARI: “This video shows some adaptations animals have for camouflaging themselves in the deep sea. Many of the animals in the…View More Hide and Seek in the Deep Sea
Awesome squid footage from MBARI! Hat tip to Zooillogix.View More Squids ‘R’ Us
I’m heading off for the rest of the week to work at Dr. M’s old stomping grounds, MBARI. I’ll be staying at the Moss Landing…View More Heading to Monterey!
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
A nice, new video produced by MBARI about Dr. Ken Smith’s research: “The vast muddy expanses of the abyssal plains occupy about 60 percent of…View More Climate Change and Food Availability in the Deep
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) lives in the deep ocean, home to the largest ecosystems on our planet. A “living fossil,” this animal has remained…View More TGIF: Vampire Squid
At this year’s National Association for Biology Teachers conference, Steve Haddock from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, spoke on deep ocean habitats. The National…View More Life in the Deep Sea: Only the Fragile Survive
Great video of a comb jelly with its silica plates that are reflecting light. These plates are aligned in rows or combs and thus the…View More Blood Belly Comb Jelly
Send that data right over. The absolute coolest gadget to hit deep-sea science is is the Benthic Rover, the deep-sea equivalent of the Spirit and…View More Benthic Rover, Benthic Rover