Over at Uncharted Atolls there is nice primer on the biodiversity of the deep and climate change. Add it to you “to do” list for today. Despite the isolation experienced by the deep-sea, the climate does have an effect in this seemingly remote environment. via Frontiers: The deep sea and climate | Uncharted Atolls.
The last month’s ocean science writing is up at Oceanographer’s Choice for your viewing. Go read dammit!
Circus of the Spineless' home is at invertebrates.blogspot.com! Bug Girl has the latest Circus of the Spineless up at her fabulous blog! Lots of great nuggets in there. And well, Spring is in the air, so you know what that means *wink wink nudge nudge*. Next month is slated to be held at Zen’s place, . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #60 is up!
Make sure you go read Hannah’s post on krill sex in the deep sea. Find out why should care about where Antarctic krill get it on. Also take note of the brilliant web animation of krill sex also released by the authors. As Kevin noted, “Best supplemental evah!”
Science and teaching are keeping me away from any real blogging. Which means I am typically more active on Twitter. Here are some interesting reads from my twitter feed (@kzelnio). Via @chadenelsen I learned that Killer Whales are getting more documented as being ferocious Great White Shark killers. There was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in . . . → Read More: Stories Deep on Our Sonar!
Circus of the Spineless' home is at invertebrates.blogspot.com! Malia of the fabulous blog Shell and Mantle did a wonderful job putting together the latest edition of the Circus of the Spineless! Lots of great posts which are interspersed with other fun images and videos of our spineless brethren. Of course the epic worm battle alone . . . → Read More: Circus of the Spineless #59 is Up!!
Formerly known as the “boneyard”, this month Deep Sea News brings you the SHELL MIDDEN!!! A much more exciting and biodiverse assemblage of paleoposts. We have an excellent array of forms available for display here that I do hope you enjoy What is a shell midden? A fossilized assemblage of a typically molluscan community. Some . . . → Read More: Welcome to the SHELL MIDDEN!!
Etsy seller Nausicaa Distribution has pillows that will be soon completing my nerd chic decor. What else says “evil French distribution” as good as this fellow? Siméon would be proud to see his distribution given life as a evil, yet cuddly, plushie. A specialty of this distribution is that he is discrete, not continuous . . . → Read More: Evil Poisson Distribution Plushie
I’m hosting the Boneyard Blog Carnival, a monthly celebration of fossils, paleobiology, extinction and history of paleoscience. So send me all your submissions this weekend from any related material you wrote in January! The last Boneyard was hosted by When Pigs Fly Returns! Check i out for inspiration! You got till Monday midnight to . . . → Read More: Send Me Your Paleo Links!
Check out my new article on Wired. For fun you may want to check out the comments. We are currently in a biodiversity crisis. A quarter of all mammals face extinction, and 90 percent of the largest ocean fish are gone. Species are going extinct at rates equaled only five times in the history . . . → Read More: The Mass Extinction of Scientists Who Study Species | Wired Science | Wired.com