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.
This hilarious clip has been making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter these past few days – I was dying with laughter when I watched. Getting on the Colbert Report is one of my long-term career goals (not joking), so if there are any writers reading this, we are willing and waiting! Skylar Bayer is . . . → Read More: The Enemy Within – Dr. Skylar Bayer on the Colbert Report
I was going to give you a post about sea snakes to commemorate Chinese New Year, but I decided they’re just too creepy. Go check out some YouTube videos and see how long you last (I can only take about 10 seconds of footage). Instead, I figured I’d highlight something more soothing–Modern Art in China. . . . → Read More: TGIF: “Journey to the Deep and Within”, modern Chinese ink paintings of the underwater realm
If any readers out there want to spoil the ladies of DSN with some diamonds, we will gladly accept any of these lovely pieces from Tiffany & Co. (my favourite shop, of course). I just stumbled upon this fabulous collection designed by Jean Schlumberger, who presents a delicious array of jeweled ocean creatures. For a . . . → Read More: Undersea jewelry (and sparkling diamonds) from Tiffany & Co.
I have been following the development of, and anticipating the release of, The Underwater Realm (Facebook page) ever since they started and subsequently overshot their Kickstarter by $40K! It was a great idea, to film nearly the entire movie underwater and to showcase 5 separate but related stories about humans contact with the civilization of . . . → Read More: The Underwater Realm
The Mortal Sea, by University of New Hampshire maritime environmental history professor Jeff Bolster, seems to be an interesting book up many of our readers’ alley! I haven’t read it, but you can find out more about it at its Amazon page (priced for the general consumer!) and the interesting descriptive video below from UNH . . . → Read More: The Mortal Sea
This may be the coolest sea star predation video of all time. Watch helplessly from the mussel’s shell as the sea star’s stomach extrudes and begins to digest the mussel alive! Via Chris Mah. Echinoderms: Sea Star Time-lapse: Eating Mussel from Shape of Life on Vimeo.
You might have guessed by now that I’m a *bit* obsessed with sushi. When I visited Japan for the first (and second) time, I bolted straight to Sushi Zanmai located outside the Tsukiji fish market. I ordered the salmon. It was transcendental. This weekend I was bowled over by the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi“, . . . → Read More: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and so do I
The real Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo by Miriam Goldstein, 2010 EX1006 cruise. O thin men of Haddam, Why do you imagine golden birds? Do you not see how the blackbird Walks around the feet Of the women about you? – “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”, Wallace Stevens ————- I would like to . . . → Read More: Three Ways of Looking at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch