Dead Whales…The People Who Study Them and The Worms That Eat Them

A nice write up this month in the Audobon Magazine by Amanda Mascarelli discussing whale-falls and Osedax worms. You can read it for free online.

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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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  2. Are the worms eating the dead whales or the people who study them? :-) Either way, those are one hungry pack of worms!!

  3. If a gallon of water were collected at 39,000 foot of depth, what would be the amount of water when it were brought up to sea level?

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