…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
Source: Shuttershock Now I have seen my fair share of utterly fabulous hermit crab shells, but this specific fashion choice takes the cake. We are talking along the lines of the Jimmy Choos of shells here. (Something I am sure the shoe savvy fashionista herself, Dr. Bik would greatly appreciate.) Aquarists at the New Zealand . . . → Read More: TGIF: Well if the glass slipper fits…
Ever dreamed of owning your own ship? Sail the seven seas? Pillage? Adventure? Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, boldly go where no one has gone…oh wait…not that ship…but same idea. If commanding your very own seafaring vessel is on your bucket list, look no further. Thanks to . . . → Read More: Building Spanish Galleons 101
Sorry for the silence of late, just spinning a few too many plates. One of those plates was an invited lecture in the STEM lecture series at University of Texas PanAmerican. They just posted it on their website. It’s kind of long, over 50 minutes, but if you’re interested in whale sharks and procrastinating this . . . → Read More: TGIF – Wonderful Whale Sharks
Put your tentacles up and raise the sea level. It’s finally here! Compiling the Ocean’s Saltiest Hits, NOW That’s What I Call Music! DSN EDITION brings you 15 chart topping ocean science mash-ups. From School House Rock to LMFAO, salt marshes to coral reefs, these biologists drop their science with a whole sea full . . . → Read More: NOW That’s What I Call Music! DSN Edition
Well I just found new fodder for my nightmares. The two-headed fetus was removed from a pregnant female captured in the Gulf of Mexico near Key West, Florida, U.S.A. by a commercial fishing vessel (F/V Island Girl) on 7 April 2011. According to the authors of the recent study describing this anomaly Each . . . → Read More: Holy F’n 2-Headed Shark Batman!
Will Smith – Miami by GuenZouMark it on you calendars October 11-13th IT WILL BE OWN in Miami. Interested in the intersection of the ocean ecosystem and the digital online landscape? Then you need to attend!! A great team is assembled to pull this bad boy off including David Shiffman, aka Mr. Shark. This . . . → Read More: ScienceOnlineOceans
I’m going to shameless co-opt the DSN soapbox for selfish research purposes for a moment. Do you know anyone who lives near Seadrift TX, east of Corpus Christi/West of Houston? I have a satellite tag that came ashore in Espiritu Santo Bay, inside Matagorda Is. and I’d love to get it back. It was on . . . → Read More: DSN community, I need your help
At some point someone had sent me this video as a joke – according the SpongeBob SquarePants, this is what nematodes do in the deep sea: Video embedding was disabled by YouTube, so click here to watch the video. (And if you’re really lazy, here is a screenshot): Nematodes according to SpongeBob – AVERT YOUR . . . → Read More: Don’t try to learn marine taxonomy from SpongeBob SquarePants
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AQUARIUS! You’ve been measuring sea surface salinity from space for over a year now. It must feel good to be a grown up satellite giving oceanographers a whole new view of the ocean. Keep on tracking that fresh Amazon Plume, the salty subtropical seas and seasonal freshening in northern latitudes due to melting . . . → Read More: How salty is your ocean? How loose is your plume?