Spider Crab feasts on the remains of a fish (Depth: 2229 m) Observation : 7282, 2012-06-15 00:07:11UTC, 1564. N47°55.9909′, W129°5.9243′ Credit: NEPTUNE Canada/CSSF Neptune Canada, the world’s first regional-scale underwater ocean observatory network that plugs directly into the Internet, has an excellent Flickr photostream of deep-sea beasties. A close up on the legs on the . . . → Read More: Life on the Leg of a Crab
Did you know that the Dalai Lama works closely with scientists, and calls for the withdrawal of any Buddhist beliefs that contradict scientific evidence? Neither did I! For your Friday viewing pleasure, a great video of the Dalai Lama’s recent lecture at UC San Diego, where he discusses the need for humanitarian values and universal . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Dalai Lama on Climate Change
If you’re going to the beach this summer, please watch this video on recognizing and avoiding rip currents. It’s a critical practical guide AND a great explanation of the physical oceanography of beaches and waves. This is especially important for my U.S. west coast peeps, since our strong waves lead to strong rip currents – . . . → Read More: Must-watch video on rip currents
For your Friday viewing pleasure, I bring you the “Story of Sushi” – this video is kind of like Thomas the Tank Engine (the PBS show with the miniature people) meets the ASPCA commercial with the Sarah McLaughlin song. Must watch – the set design is incredible! The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Story of Sushi
It’s Monday, but I feel in need of a little video pick-me-up, and maybe so do you. Please enjoy this yery cute parody of Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know” from One World One Ocean. Via Michael Barton.
And because Friday afternoon demands it. How many of you will be singing the following for the rest of the weekend? And I ran, I ran so far away I just ran, I ran all night and day I couldn’t get away
I am admittedly a huge invertebrate nerd. But there’s a lot more going on in the ocean than can be caught with a plankton net. For this week’s TGIF, check out super awesome Scripps alumna and MIT post-doc Melissa Garren on the glory and the mystery oceanic microbes.
The always epic Alex Warneke (a.k.a. A-Pain) made us a little nerd-gift based on the gull-vs-octopus battle. Happy Friday!
This week the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer has been dropping its ROV Little Hercules onto various features in the northern Gulf of Mexico, including an old wood/iron wreck, salt domes and man-made seismic trenches. Okeanos has an interesting remote arrangement where folks back on the continent can direct the ROV pilots in real time by . . . → Read More: TGIF – Pretty pictures from Okeanos Explorer
From the Barber lab at UCLA comes this awesome video. Not only can they sing better than most biologists, but the lyrics are great! I especially liked the line about not caring about income, just wanting to discover stuff. I feel ya… Hat tip to @neillosin on Twitter . . . → Read More: TGIF – the coral triangle, a-capella style!