Before Miriam left DSN I asked her to give me a post on Kevin. In classic Miriam style, she says goodbye to fellow departing Deepling. Kevin and I have been internet friends since the dawn of ocean blogular time, circa 2007. While I know the circumstances of his departure are sad, I want to highlight . . . → Read More: Taking it to the next wrong, wrong level
It’s Thursday afternoon at noon and I’ve just finished reading Kevin’s farewell post. Tears well up in my eyes. I’ve been emotionally preparing myself for his departure. The two of us have been speaking about this day for months. After reading Keven’s farewell, I realize I have not prepared myself enough. I was going to . . . → Read More: The Saddest Post I’ve Ever Written
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet? Six Feet? Will my whole body fit in there? As the whale shark closes the distance between us mouth first, I’m focused entirely on the size of the beast. It’s . . . → Read More: Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
A Deep-Sea News reader D. White sent this photograph in yesterday. The picture is from a fish market in Yilan, Taiwan of 33 giant eyes on ice. White and I are not clear what fish they are from. But after some internet searching and asking his students, he came up with tuna eyes. Apparently, . . . → Read More: Giant Fish Eyes For Sale
1. Seahorses-Males Giving Birth Th example might be an obvious one but worth the mention. Male seahorses possess a pouch on their frontside, similar to kangaroos. During mating, the male will pump seawater into the pouch to expand and reveal its sad emptiness to the courting female. The female, feeling very bad about the emptiness, . . . → Read More: 10 Ocean Species That Challenge Gender Role Stereotypes
Given yesterday was Aquaman’s birthday, @SFriedScientist decided to do a roundup of animated Aquaman GIFs on Twitter. Here is what you missed Better than a dolphin Finally a dolphin is useful See the dolphin really is pointless But if you must use dolphins, do it like this with telepathy The mightiest of superheros Aquaman shaking . . . → Read More: Aquaman GIF Roundup
According to the 1976 DC Comics Calendar, today is Aquaman’s birthday! I can think of no better way to celebrate than by purchasing this Batman set. Why Batman? Because the set includes an AQUAMAN MINIFIG! Want soooooo badly. Hat tip to my new favorite blog the Aquaman Shrine! . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday Aquaman!
Neritina canalis with its eggs. Each egg contains a few hundred larvae that will be washed down into the ocean. Photo from Eric Krandall Many animals do not spend their lives entirely in saltwater or freshwater choosing rather to fully explore the world around them. These species are referred to as diadromous from the Greek . . . → Read More: The Oceanic Travels of Freshwater Snails
Neatorama brought my attention to the above video. Flooding along the the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia left behind barrels for frothy fun. But wait before you go playing it. Sea foam comes from the turbulent mixing of storms and flooding. This mixing of impurities in the ocean like salts, chemicals, pollution, dead plants, . . . → Read More: Attack of the Sea Foam, It’s Not Whale Sperm