The Head of the FP herself.Source: Wikimedia Commons We have a fashion emergency. White after labor day? No. Horizontal stripes? Not exactly. Wardrobe malfunction? Definitely No. Too much skin showing at the Grammys despite CBS’s best efforts to keep those scandalous celebs on the straight and narrow? No…oh wait….Yes…but not the example I was referring . . . → Read More: Quick! Someone call the Fashion Police.
The largest octopus is the Pacific Giant Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini. According to data from a 1987 Masters Thesis from J.A. Cosgrove, the Pacific Giant Ocotopus can reach a weight of over 150 pounds (>70kg). Our friend Jason Bradley, underwater photographer extraordinaire and honorary DSN photographer (post, post, post, post) captured this amazing shot at . . . → Read More: Giant Pacific Octopus!
Here is a list of the items the DSN team hope to get this holiday season. The Monster Friends posters or prints from Octophant (must have the bathysphere print!) Squid/jellyfish/shark hats from Obey My Brain Tentacle jewelry 2011 Coral Reef Alliance calendar and while you are at it a Coral Reef Alliance Membership Anything from . . . → Read More: DSN Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Its been ages since we did a meme around these parts. I got this from DrugMonkey. Post the link and first sentence of the first blog entry for each month in 2010.Since we tended to highlight blog carnivals in the beginning of each month, I skipped ahead to the first non carnival-link post. January: I’ve . . . → Read More: 12 Months of Deep Sea News
When I posted Iglu’s revised Oil Spill Timeline a few days, I didn’t give much thought to visual properties of the data presented in the screenshot I chose to represent. I was focused on the actual numbers. Sean Carroll quickly pointed out that it was a very misleading graphic because the circles were scaled by . . . → Read More: Putting Oilmageddon 2010 in Context
UPDATE June 9: The black circles are misleading, due to an error in their math. See an accurate comparison from David Bradley at Sciencebase. The folks over at Iglu Cruise lines compiled an up to date infographic on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak spill disaster ecological catastrophe. Head over there for the full monty. . . . → Read More: Oilmageddon Timeline Update
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 pseudocharismatic large cats. Far less than half of the photographs contain the actual denizens of the sea. What’s up with that? So without further delay, DSN introduces our ten favorite . . . → Read More: 11 Ocean Photographers You Should Know
I’ve discussed Jason Bradley a lot here in the past. Jason’s a friend and dive buddy. However, that is not why I keep posting his work here. If you want another ho-hum shot of some dolphins jumping or whales breaching, then Jason is not your guy. You can head to the Wal-Mart poster section. . . . → Read More: TGIF: Shoot with Ichthyologist Greg Cailliet
Craig’s last challenge was met swiftly thanks to matching contributions from Brian Linton, founder of Sandshack, and Eric Heupel! You guys are rock stars! Not only that but fully funded the invertebrate aquarium project for Mrs. B’s classroom in Texas. Dr. H from Alaska finished off the proposal but it was a combined effort with . . . → Read More: People Who Care About the Ocean are Awesome!