…so the spam email I just received states. I just love getting spam emails. I particularly love getting emails about healthcare products. I seem to be getting a lot of them recently. Thankfully the spam lords are looking over my poor health. I didn’t even know I was ill. But the spam lords say “YES . . . → Read More: Deep sea mineral LOWERS high blood pressure
(A Crow Left of the Murder is a particularly excellent Incubus album, btw) One of the recent papers out of my group describes an unprecedented aggregation of whale sharks in Yucatan Mexico. Prompted in large part by a Twitter exchange with @Sharksneedlove, I have decided that “aggregation”, while utilitarian and certainly descriptive, is about as . . . → Read More: A murder of crows and a stipple of whale sharks?
When he made his historic solo dive into the Mariana Trench last month, James Cameron brought back images and descriptions of a “lunar like” marine landscape nearly devoid of life.-via National Geographic Returning from humankind’s first solo dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, filmmaker James Cameron said he saw no obvious signs of . . . → Read More: Is Marianas Trench A Lifeless Void?
Loving this post on this early Monday morning. H/T to Michelle Candidate Evaluation: The candidate must have a PhD from an institution where ivy grows up the sides of old historic buildings and 5-10 years of postdoctoral experience with all the world-experts in their chosen research area. The successful candidate will have published every experiment . . . → Read More: The truth behind that job advertisement for a professorship
No doubt you have seen the Amazing Ocean Facts circulating around the web. It seems to be drawing renewed interest even though it cam out last year. Overall, I love the concept. Humor, cartoons, ocean creatures, and some science. Yes more please! However, I have to shot at National Geographic all because I take . . . → Read More: What is the true size of Colossal Squid?
It’s raining tonight in my heart as I dwell on the thought that Kevin is cleaning-out his desk here at Deep Sea News. My colleague, my co-author, my friend, my partner in microbrews, my blog-brother, my fellow DSN suite noise-maker, and my mentor for soulful science writing has decided to dedicate himself fully to a . . . → Read More: Loomings
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet? Six Feet? Will my whole body fit in there? As the whale shark closes the distance between us mouth first, I’m focused entirely on the size of the beast. It’s . . . → Read More: Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
Kim Bosco Mo has a piece in Huff Po Canada today on whether banning shark fin soup is an equitable way to protect sharks. I would have answered in a comment on their site but it limits the comments to 250 words and requires you grant HP access to your Twitter account AND set up . . . → Read More: Shark finning: a response to Kim Bosco Mo
Monster Roll from Dan Blank on Vimeo. This. Looks. Amazing. From their FB page: “When sea monsters attack Los Angeles, a network of sushi chefs honor an ancient code to maintain balance between man and the sea: to kill only what they eat, and eat all that they kill.” The producers of Monster Roll . . . → Read More: Can You Handle Monster Roll?
The post title was exclaimed by French oceanographer Philippe Cury upon hearing the news that a tiny non-profit organization won a major battle with a large multinational corporation. Despite the backdrop of the overwhelming disappointment surrounding Rio+20, French deep-sea biologist extraordinaire Claire Nouvian and her small nonprofit BLOOM (who have an adorable logo!) made huge . . . → Read More: “Small Victories Win Big Wars”