Who Doesn’t Like Being Told What They Are Doing Is Wrong?

Over at BlogCritics Magazine someone has critiqued DSN. ggwfung has not been so nice to my Sb’lings and they have in turn not been so nice back. That being said, ggwfung had some really nice things to say about us…

Deep Sea News is a partnership between Craig, a “post-doctoral fellow at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute”, and Peter, a “Graduate Research Associate at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.” Fairly impressive titles, but this blog is salt of the earth, or in this case, salt of the sea. It casts back to the best traditions of popular science, sparking curiosity and bewonderment, explaining the phenomena in comprehensible language. It’s all about communication between the expert and an interested reader, a transfer of knowledge and ideas, sharing the passion. Multiple postings take place either daily or every other day, and when images are used, they are striking and effective. In fact, given the highly visual nature of their interests – the sea, it’s creatures, exploration vessels, wonderful kraken – photos could probably be used a bit more. And I’m also a big fan of sticking categories in the sidebar; don’t make me fish for it in the archives. Deep Sea News is a solid blog with wide appeal. Recommended.

Dr. M (1629 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





2 comments on “Who Doesn’t Like Being Told What They Are Doing Is Wrong?
  1. Kudos on a job well done. I hope you can still fit into your blessed cubicle on Monday morning. Maybe you could get you an ocean view office after this? The review still doesn’t use the big “S” title for you, but does refer to you as an ‘expert’. What’s in a name? A scientist by any other name would still smell as sweet. Congratulations again.

  2. I have thought your site and the entries from you and Peter have been very informative. I am not a science geek, I just try to teach elementary students the importance of our environment. I continue to find helpful information and beautiful pictures here for my reference and use in the classroom. Thank you. By the way, great picture, Peter. These do the two of you more justice, instead of the old ones.

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