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?
David Aldridge is a phytoplankton-loving marine biology PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. Also the founder and editor of Words in mOcean, a…View More Evolving to dive deep
Metagenomics is so easy to understand, right? Scientists just go out and get DNA sequences from…stuff…in the environment. And then they answer lots of questions,…View More So you think you know Marine Metagenomics?
This might come as a shocker: I don’t care about metabolism (or bits of floating plastic, or whale sharks, or coral reefs…sorry Deeplings). Its not…View More Capitalizing on recessions with economic booms of data
Driving through more remote parts of the Australian countryside when I was a young tacker, my Dad would often stop the old Mazda Capella so…View More A bunch of hot heads
[Note the following post makes gratuitous use of keyboard symbols to denote adult language] In the coolest titled paper ever “Assessing the apparent imbalance between geochemical and biochemical…View More What the @$#! is wrong with carbon budgets?
…takes more than a Red Bull. You got to have the right metabolic pathways. NSF highlights the work of Samantha Joye of the University of…View More Thriving In Extreme Conditions
You may remember from high school or college chemistry that temperature affects the rate of chemical reactions. A reaction between two molecules can only occur…View More ARCHIVE: 25 Things You Should Know About the Deep Sea: #13 Extreme Temperatures Affect Biological Rates