A shark ray at the Newport Aquarium. Photo courtesy of the Newport Aquarium Finding my self in Cincinnati for a conference, I couldn’t help myself from heading across the river into Kentucky to the Newport Aquarium. This aquarium is truly a gem of the midland. The entrance proclaims “water is the blanket of the earth” . . . → Read More: Giant Isopods and Shark Rays in Cincinnati?
The Duke Research site this month features my answers to five questions about ocean biodiversity, body size variation, blue whales, municipal water supplies, giant squids, cell membranes, giant isopods, islands, Victorian science, and of course the deep sea. Yeah I cover a lot.
My first submersible dive happened off Rum Cay in the Bahamas in the JSL. Despite my large size, I do not remember feeling cramped inside the soda can-sized sub. The entire time I pressed my face against a 15-centimeter porthole, my cheek against the cool glass and eyes focused on the three meters of illuminated . . . → Read More: JSL and Giant Isopods
Let’s face it giant isopods are the shiznit, the bee’s knees, the bomb diggidy, and all that and a bag of potato chips. The giant isopod album we’ve talked about before, although it beats me where it is, is now up online for you to listen to and download. So many favorites but Crusty The . . . → Read More: Let’s Gather & Sing About Giant Isopods
Now that you’ve toyed with the new Ocean layer in Google Earth 5.0, and learned to dive below sea level, you’re asking yourself, … what’s next? Where can I go? What can I do? You’ve got the fever, and the only prescription is …. more cowbell ! – REPOST FROM OCTOBER 8, 2008 There’s been . . . → Read More: Pimp your Google Ocean
Reader Steve T. sent in some awesome papercraft from JAMSTEC, the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. You can print out a paper from a .pdf file. Don’t be dismayed by the japanese text everywhere, dotted lines tell you where to make the cuts. Below is the giant isopod (click on green rectangle under . . . → Read More: Deep Sea Japanese Papercraft
I really want this so badly! Too bad I both can’t sew (except of course field wounds) and read Japanese. Maybe Ellie can help me out. Better yet maybe I can get several of them and combine them with a crocheted rotten fish carcass. Then Kevin, Peter, and I could have a few pints and . . . → Read More: Fabric Giant Isopod
Fending off a sneak attack by the wily isopod.#9 Bathynomus giganteus (Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Malacostraca, Order: Isopoda, Family: Cirolinidae) Beware the giant isopod. When it attacks you may not know it before it rips the flesh from your bone. If your a dead whale fallen to the seafloor that it. These are cool critters! The . . . → Read More: The 27 Best Deep-Sea Species #9: Bathynomus, the GIANT ISOPOD!!!!
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