This Earth Day, remember the deep-sea. The goblin shark (shown here) and the frill shark are two of the rarest and deepest dwelling of sharks.…View More Poster child for Earth Day?
The core idea behind Megavertebrate Week was to identify neritic species that can be found in the deep sea, in order to make that “deep-sea…View More Signing-off on Megavertebrate Week
Story by Michelle Kinzel, OSU How do you study the sperm whale, Physeter catadon, when they dive up to 3 km (1.9 miles) to the…View More Studying whale behavior from Davey Jones locker
A close encounter with a whale shark is one of the “things to do” on the life list for many scuba divers and snorkelers. Perhaps you have been one of the lucky few to swim with these enormous friendly elasmobranchs off Honduras in Utila (pictured), off Belize at Gladden Spit, or off the coast of south Texas in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.View More Whale sharks do it deeper
A megavertebrate picture from the old private collection. A Chinstrap aboard the R/V Polarstern .View More Friday Deep-Sea Picture (04/21/07)
Conservation International wins this year’s Award for Affirmative Action by hiring an endangered species to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation and habitat loss. His health…View More Sea turtles are bloggers,too
Sure I could have lab full of undergraduates, graduate students, and post doctoral fellows working away at my research. On the other hand I could…View More Stocking the Lab with Megaverts
A special post from Alison Boyer whose research encompasses birds and body size evolution. Penguins are remarkable divers, capable of diving to depths exceeding 200m.…View More Useless Wings But Better Lungs
The offspring is at it again this time asking about the nocturnal habits of whales. Luckily, Cortunix over at Blog Around the Clock addresses just…View More Daddy, Do Whales Sleep?
So you walk into the pet shop, you’re looking around at all the little animals and you see a cute little turtle in a freshwater…View More From The Desk of Zelnio: Dermochelys coriacea