As you might know, the other deeplings adore the beasties of the abyss. Unlike them, they just outright creep me out. While the horror short film “The Narrative of Victor Karloch” is an absolutely fantastical depiction of early deep sea exploration, it plays to all my deep seated fears of something icky touching me. Even . . . → Read More: What horrors await when you step outside the Bathysphere…a short film
Before Miriam left DSN I asked her to give me a post on Kevin. In classic Miriam style, she says goodbye to fellow departing Deepling. Kevin and I have been internet friends since the dawn of ocean blogular time, circa 2007. While I know the circumstances of his departure are sad, I want to highlight . . . → Read More: Taking it to the next wrong, wrong level
To me Kevin Zelnio is larger than life. This is probably due to the fact that we have never met in person. But I have met him many times online. Via this blog, via twitter, via his amazing writing, via the lore of the Zelnio persona at science online. Kevin’s writing is an open and . . . → Read More: May your adventures continue.
It’s Thursday afternoon at noon and I’ve just finished reading Kevin’s farewell post. Tears well up in my eyes. I’ve been emotionally preparing myself for his departure. The two of us have been speaking about this day for months. After reading Keven’s farewell, I realize I have not prepared myself enough. I was going to . . . → Read More: The Saddest Post I’ve Ever Written
Today I end a 5-year run at Deep Sea News. I’m sad that I am unable to continuing committing to this great group, and indeed science and science communication more generally. Over the last year as I’ve struggled personally and professionally, the six other scientists here have been great friends and not just bloggers. It . . . → Read More: “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky”
Visualization Vednesdays highlights graphics and movies created by professional scientists. Then I butt in explain the science behind the visual. I’ll be focusing on physical oceanography cause they be my peeps, but if you know of another great ocean visualization please send it my way. But, there are some rules. These videos have to be . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Tropical instability waves
A Deep-Sea News reader D. White sent this photograph in yesterday. The picture is from a fish market in Yilan, Taiwan of 33 giant eyes on ice. White and I are not clear what fish they are from. But after some internet searching and asking his students, he came up with tuna eyes. Apparently, . . . → Read More: Giant Fish Eyes For Sale
Visualization Vednesdays highlights graphics and movies created by professional scientists and explains the science behind the visual. I’ll be focusing on physical oceanography cause they be my peeps, but if you know of another great ocean visualization please send it my way. But, there are some rules. These videos have to be made by the . . . → Read More: Visualization Vednesdays: Art and science
Miriam was one of the first 10 people I followed on Twitter. I had just learned about the magic of twitter and online science communication from a friend at a graduate student. She suggested we all follow Miriam at Oyster’s Garter. I was skeptical at first because I thought I wouldn’t be interested in biological . . . → Read More: The kinds of waves I hate…goodbyes.