Remember the Donor’s Choose campaign? Remember how I offered AMAZING PRIZES to a lucky randomly selected donor? I haven’t forgotten – just got a bit swamped with work and travel. We’re only $171 away from buying a some awesome sea life for this low-income classroom in Utah – donate through Friday and be eligible for . . . → Read More: Two opportunities to make science awesome and WIN PRIZES!
Click to enter the Circus of the Spineless! Welcome the 67th edition of the Circus of the Spineless! It is my distinct honor and privilege to highlight the stars of this here traveling roadshow for the month of October in the year 2011. I hope you can all sit back and enjoy the amusement! Watch . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #67
From our good friends at Southern Fried Science: The Historical Origins of ‘Whales as People’. An important, and overlooked, point that shared traditions and cultural references are not universal. The 41st edition of the Carnival of Evolution is up at Mermaid’s Tale (an excellent evolution blog in and of itself you should explore)! From @DrChrisKellogg . . . → Read More: Dredged from the Depths…
Hagfish ’11 coming to live October 19 on WhaleTimes.org. Let’s celebrate ugly, they are the 99%.
Check this out: That right there is one gorgeous copepod, one of the bigger and more important groups of planktonic crustaceans. It looks huge but is actually tiny; probably 1-2mm. This is what they normally look like on a light microscope: You can see how much richer and more detailed the top image is (although . . . → Read More: Copepod awesomesauce
Click to enter the Circus of the Spineless! Long time poster and hoster of the Circus, Wanderin’ Weeta, has the latest edition of the Circus up! A fantastic selection of posts! Stayed tuned for instructions for next month’s circus. You can send submissions my way for now, kzelnio at gmail dot com. . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #66 is up!
Click to enter the Circus of the Spineless! Danna at The Cephalopodiatrist (see her for all your head-foot problems!) has the latest edition of the Circus up! Great stuff inside as always, another great month with plenty of submissions shows that the spineless community really enjoys keeping this Circus going! Next month’s edition will be . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #65!
In honor of Shark Week, a helpful illustrated list of Things That Kill More People Than Sharks. Number four is HIPPOS. I would totally watch Hippo Week. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the watering hole… On another sharky note, a blue shark was found in the New Hampshire . . . → Read More: End of the weekend miscellany
From the always funny xkcd comics. H/t to Christine Huffard
I want to introduce DSN readers to my new favorite blog by Elliott Kurtz, an undergraduate student studying marine science. Panthalassa Rising provides short description of marine habitats, species, and concepts along with (the best part) a haiku. My favorite recent is the haiku for Rhizocephala. Rhizocephalon, Sucking life, controlling mind Intruding vein mass Rhizocephala . . . → Read More: Rhizocephala: A Haiku