Aliens? Squishies? Deformed Plastic? Jellyfish? Many descriptors have accompanied the emails, texts, and Facebook messages that have recently flooded my cellular device, all describing one unique…View More Release the Glaucus!
This is not the ocean: This is not the ocean: Indeed, even THIS is not the ocean: Before you start thinking that the folks at…View More We don't know the ocean
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting…View More How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean?
Yesterday the DSN crew first saw the video above. What is this large floating sheet of goo? Is it alive? Was it once alive? The…View More Solving the Mystery of the Placental Jellyfish
…because “High-throughput sequencing confers a deep view of seasonal community dynamics in pelagic marine environments”, however appropriate a title, seems far too dry and technical…View More Big text files can tell you how the ocean works
Sometimes I find it really frustrating that all we ever talk about is species (granted, I am very guilty of this too). Is it new? …View More If I had my way, we’d just sequence everything
The deep sea, a vast, dark realm featuring disticntive organisms and serving as a massive reservoir of carbon, is the largest and leas explored ecosystem on Earth.…View More Interactions in the Dark Ocean
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) lives in the deep ocean, home to the largest ecosystems on our planet. A “living fossil,” this animal has remained…View More TGIF: Vampire Squid
At this year’s National Association for Biology Teachers conference, Steve Haddock from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, spoke on deep ocean habitats. The National…View More Life in the Deep Sea: Only the Fragile Survive
Mercury is distributed across the earth whether it is in the atmosphere, biosphere, or geosphere. In the marine realm, the methylated form of mercury (CH3Hg+)…View More More Mercury Deeper