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?
I am very excited today! My new paper in the journal Ecology will be coming out in April on the regulation of biodiversity in the…View More When the dinner bell rings for seafloor scavengers, larger animals get first dibs
I was very excited when Pelfusion posted 35 Underwater Photographs That Stand Out. Unfortunately most of the photographs feature models underwater in flowing dresses or…View More 11 Ocean Photographers You Should Know
During my Ph.D., my advisors began drafting a book. I patiently awaited the tome on the deep sea biodiversity. My wait is no longer. Rex…View More Deep-Sea Biodiversity: Pattern and Scale
An area the size of a coffee table on the deep-sea floor would yield hundreds of species. A few species would dominate with numbers in…View More Great Abyssal Diversity Among the Microscopic
“There is absolutely nothing to restrict the geographical ranges of animals in the deep sea. Dr. Wallich, the pioneer of deep-sea research, eighteen years ago…View More Biogeography of the Deep Sea
Finding my self in Cincinnati for a conference, I couldn’t help myself from heading across the river into Kentucky to the Newport Aquarium. This aquarium…View More Giant Isopods and Shark Rays in Cincinnati?
The Duke Research site this month features my answers to five questions about ocean biodiversity, body size variation, blue whales, municipal water supplies, giant squids,…View More 5 Questions With Me
I get to sit around this morning drinking coffee at a beautiful location and listen to talks about Komokiacea (see here, here, and here also…View More The Great Thing About Being a Marine Biologist Is
[googlemap lat=”48.532975799741635″ lng=”-123.01666259765625″ width=”400px” height=”300px” zoom=”11″ type=”G_HYBRID_MAP”]48.532976,-123.016663[/googlemap] This week finds me for the first time in Friday Harbor. This week I am meeting with 19…View More Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life