Remember the Hoff Crab? You bet your bippy you do. You can thank Nicolai Roterman for that. Nicolai, a hydrothermal vent biologist and a member of the expedition that found this hairy crab, coined the name Hoff Crab while still on board. To commemorate this very special event Nicolai’s sister watercolored the specimen caught on . . . → Read More: Hoff Crab + Tattoo = Awesomsauce
xkcd yesterday brought one of the spectacular pieces of illustration ever seen on the internet, Lakes and Oceans. This glorious piece of art features depths of the world’s lakes and oceans as well as the homes of David Bowie and Freddy Mercury. Some of the xkcd illustrations and cartoons make it too posters. Well . . . → Read More: Must Own a Poster of This
Dave Wolfenden's jellyfish tattoo I’ve had a copy of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, written by Carl Zimmer, sitting on my desk for a few months now. Once people see it, they can’t stop flipping through the pages and pages of science-themed tattoos, gasping and chuckling and sighing happily. It is scientist crack. . . . → Read More: Last minute holiday presents: Science Ink
I found this amusing, did you?? MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, TWO from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo. h/t @CackleofRad
Little Boat from nelson boles on Vimeo.
This lovely piece of art, by graduate students Laurel Hiebert and Kira Treibergs with artwork by Marley Jarvis, made the rounds last week. We are thrilled to have been given permission to post it on Deep Sea News! This design is now available as t-shirts and totebags, with proceeds to benefit the Oregon Institute . . . → Read More: Octopi Wall Street!
A great film about a whale fall by Sharon Shattuck. Whale Fall (after life of a whale) from Sharon Shattuck on Vimeo.
This steampunk octopus justifies the entire existence of Burning Man.
German-based artist David Zink Yi creates ceramic dead giant squids through a 1200 degree firing process. Each of these, the largest at 16 feet and 660 pounds, is coated in a lead and copper glaze and all but one occur in a pool of blue ink. The art gallery’s commentary on the exhibit . . . → Read More: Giant Squid Ceramic Art Sculptures by David Zink Yi
If I had $1500 I would buy The Belly’s Ocean a 12″ x 14″ watercolor, ink, acrylic on Rives BFK illustration paper by Matt Rota. Unfortunately my $1500 is in my other pants right now