Growing up in Arkansas, in the epicenter of Tornado Alley, a sound has coded on my psyche. When I hear this sound my breathing accelerates, adrenaline levels rise, and a tightness emerges in my gut. The sound of the sacred tornado siren (above), a cultural icon in the South and Midwest, will elicit a . . . → Read More: Loud Noise Makes Crabs Even More Crabby
NOTE PLEASE READ UPDATES AT END OF POST Several news agencies are reporting today about an interesting phenomenon occurring in the Mississippi River. The Memphis Flyer reports… In the last several years hurricanes have ravaged the Gulf coast causing millions of dollars of damage to property and the loss of numerous lives. More powerful . . . → Read More: Climate Change and Hurricanes, Good for Squid?
Sure this is a terrestrial snail and this is a marine blog. But c’mon I’m a malacologist and snails and dubstep are a natural pairing
When he made his historic solo dive into the Mariana Trench last month, James Cameron brought back images and descriptions of a “lunar like” marine landscape nearly devoid of life.-via National Geographic Returning from humankind’s first solo dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, filmmaker James Cameron said he saw no obvious signs of . . . → Read More: Is Marianas Trench A Lifeless Void?
Thanks to Cara Santa Maria for bringing this to my attention Can’t stop laughing
Well I just found new fodder for my nightmares. The two-headed fetus was removed from a pregnant female captured in the Gulf of Mexico near Key West, Florida, U.S.A. by a commercial fishing vessel (F/V Island Girl) on 7 April 2011. According to the authors of the recent study describing this anomaly Each . . . → Read More: Holy F’n 2-Headed Shark Batman!
Will Smith – Miami by GuenZouMark it on you calendars October 11-13th IT WILL BE OWN in Miami. Interested in the intersection of the ocean ecosystem and the digital online landscape? Then you need to attend!! A great team is assembled to pull this bad boy off including David Shiffman, aka Mr. Shark. This . . . → Read More: ScienceOnlineOceans
David Aldridge is a phytoplankton-loving marine biology PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. Also the founder and editor of Words in mOcean, a website dedicated to publishing blog posts and features on marine science. We’ve asked David to guest post for us here at DSN. Enjoy! So, Republicans and Democrats entered . . . → Read More: Ways for marine scientists to save money and beat the budget sequester
As I mentioned before, in 1857 Japetus Steenstrup, a Danish biologist scientifically named several squids and octopods in the shortly titled Hectoctyldannelsen hos Octopodslaegterne Argonauta og Tremoctopus, oplyst ved Iagttagelse af lignende Dannelser hos Blacksprutterne i Almindelighed. Among those species Steenstrup named was the Giant Squid or Architeuthis dux. The scientific name comes from the . . . → Read More: 23 Species Giant Squid or Just 1
Some animals vent their anuses. And, no, I’m not referring to the act of waving a hand around ones posterior to diffuse the gaseous remnants of chilidogs. Some sea stars, sea cucumbers, crinoids, worms, and crustaceans all pump huge volumes of water into and out of their anus. Why would you do this outside of . . . → Read More: Butt munchers