In the pages of a scientific paper one does not often glimpse the human element of scientists. Although these papers reflect countless hours of dedication…View More The humanity within the pages of scientific manuscripts
The worn and weary phrase “There’s more fish in the sea” isn’t just cold solace for heartbroken saps, but for shark biologists, this means more discoveries…View More Meet the New Sharks of 2015
A “species” is a hypothesis. And for microscopic critters, this hypothesis is very often wrong. Everyone knows I despise charismatic megafauna (especially dolphins). I will…View More When 2 becomes 12: Cryptic species need some love like they’ve never needed love before
My fellow Deeplings have been barraging the blog with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists in recent memory. Now its my turn to chime in.…View More Top 5 scariest species…from, er, DNA?
While sorting through my deep-sea Gulf of Mexico samples this morning I found this freakin’ huge nematode. Isn’t it awesome???? Usually its only the parasitic…View More So big I could pet it
A professor once told me that if you removed everything from earth and just left the nematodes you would still recognize the outlines of everything.…View More How Many Deep-Sea Nematodes Are There & Why We Many Never Know
Inspired by the Are Headlines Hogwash? series at Dr. Carin Bondar’s wonderful blog, the editors at DSN (i.e. Kevin and I) have initiated a news…View More Bull Patrol: NEW SPECIES DISCOVERED zOMG!
Some amazing new pictures were released this week from the final cruise of the ECOMAR program, focused around the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone on the Mid-Atlantic…View More Revealing life at the Ridge
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?
Or perhaps more appropriately have the bomb. Osborn et al. report in Science seven previously unknown species (0.7 to 3.6 inches) of annelid worms hailing…View More DeepC Wormz R Da Bomb