TGIF: MEG, Aquarium From Hell

HA-FRONTALWe’ve covered the MEG series by author Steve Alten in the past in the context of the original book being turned into a movie.  For a refresher…The main The protagonist is Jonas Taylor a Navy deep sea diver working in the Marianas Trench. And guess what..its ‘top-secret’. He sees a megalodon that kills his buddies. And guess what…no one believes him. The plot twist is Jonas gives up diving and becomes a paleontologist to prove “Meg’s” existence. And guess what…Meg wrecks havoc. More people die and eventually Meg is killed with a submarine.  That’s just the first book!  There have been two more since.  Now a 4th, MEG: Hell’s Aquarium is coming out this summer.  Variance Publishing has released the below trailer for the book.  Apparently book readings are not enough any more.  If nothing else the trailer is amusing. The publisher has a contest going on where you can when a signed copy of MEG 5 and potentially become a character in it.

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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.





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7 comments on “TGIF: MEG, Aquarium From Hell
  1. Hell’s Aquarium was released back in May. I still haven’t gotten around to reading it, but the other books were fun, albeit somewhat ridiculous, reads.

  2. I’m sorry, but this series does not compare to the awesome, majestic, and totally accurate wondersomeness that is “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus”. I mean, really.

  3. Sorry, Dr. M, but the contest ended yesterday. However, I’m happy to report that I made the cut (again) and will be a character in Meg 5 (in addition to already being a character in Meg 4!

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