Elephant Seal Photographs at Ano Nuevo State Park.View More Elephant Seals
Does all this talk about migrations and megavertebrates make you hungry? Do you feel like you must eat food, but you don’t want to break…View More Dinner with a Megavertebrate
Story by Sara Maxwell and Patrick Robinson, University of California-Santa Cruz Imagine it. The sun is shining. You’re snoozing on a sandy beach. You’re a…View More Elephant Seal, Interrupted
Well son/daughter, their decomposing carcasses bloat up, sink to the deep, dark ocean floor, where other animals rip away their flesh and consume their bones*.…View More Daddy, Where Do Whales Go When They Die?
When you hear about deep-diving, air-breathing animals, you might first think of colossal sperm whales plunging over 1,000 meters to battle giant squid in the dark abyss. Or perhaps you think of massive elephant seals spending over an hour at depths over a half a mile down chasing prey. But what about turtles?View More Leatherback turtles: going where few air-breathers dare
The writers at Deep Sea News are big fans of all things invertebrate. We bend over backwards trying to convince people that deep-sea worms, isopods, anemones, and squid are the coolest animals anywhere on Earth. We stick up our noses at charismatic megafauna like sea turtles and whales, thinking “What could possibly be so interesting about air breathing animals with bilateral symmetry?” We recognize that “normal people” like the vertebrates, … especially the marine megavertebrates.View More Megavertebrate Week