Ever dreamed of owning your own ship? Sail the seven seas? Pillage? Adventure? Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, boldly go where no one has gone…oh wait…not that ship…but same idea. If commanding your very own seafaring vessel is on your bucket list, look no further. Thanks to . . . → Read More: Building Spanish Galleons 101
Source: A. Bachar They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” As cliche as it is, that phrase could not resonate more clearly for this visual learner than when I am flipping through a 10 lb. biology textbook full of thousands of words. I can read through pages and pages describing some ecological process . . . → Read More: From coast to canvas: The art of biological illustration
Art and science. Their paths don’t always cross, but when they do the results can be absolutely stunning. And this is exactly why I am highlighting the wonderful new collaboration by scientist Kristin Laidre and artist Maria Coryell-Martin, “Imaging the Arctic. ” It is an elegant field blog based around Dr. Laidre’s fieldwork with Narwhals . . . → Read More: New field blog: Imaging the Arctic
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.
Have you ever laid in your bed at night, dreaming what your favorite entertainment personalities would look like re-imagined as narwhals? Well wonder no more my friends. Artist Hayley Casset has done all the hard work for you at her awesome Etsy shop. Just because narwhals lost their science epic battle to elephant seals, doesn’t . . . → Read More: Narwhals Gone Wild.
FLIP is towed to its operating area in the horizontal position and through ballast changes is “flipped” to the vertical position to become a stable spar buoy with a draft of 300 feet. Photo from MPL. FLIP, the Floating Instrument Platform, is towed to an area in a horizontal position and through changing the ballast . . . → Read More: Flip Ship Photoshop Battle
Put your tentacles up and raise the sea level. It’s finally here! Compiling the Ocean’s Saltiest Hits, NOW That’s What I Call Music! DSN EDITION brings you 15 chart topping ocean science mash-ups. From School House Rock to LMFAO, salt marshes to coral reefs, these biologists drop their science with a whole sea full . . . → Read More: NOW That’s What I Call Music! DSN Edition
I was just thinking to myself the other day on how we needed more songs about the finer things in life like seagrass and amphipods. How did the scientific masterminds of the Zostera Marine Network (ZEN) know?!? Or maybe this is just what happens when you’ve been in the lab sorting epifauna samples too long. . . . → Read More: I’m a grazer baby.
That’s pretty much the first question I ask myself when starting any sea beastie dissection. Sadly, I have yet to encounter a cream-filled critter, but I guess this is what happens when you shut down Hostess. Yep. I’m still bitter. It leads to a most-intriguing second question though…If not cream filling, what IS inside the . . . → Read More: Where’s the cream filling?
I have a confession….the musical genius that is “Thrift Shop” IS MY JAM. Yes… I turn it up to an ear shattering decibel EVERYTIME it comes on the radio. And yes…I even bust an awkward-car-confined dance move or two. Both actions most usually resulting in questionable side glares stemming from fellow motorists….But let’s be honest…they . . . → Read More: This is friggin’ awesome