Thanks to io9 and Garrett G, I just might have found the ultimate movie for the First Annual Deep-Sea News Film Night. Behold the glory of Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Yarr, ye stop-motion laddies! Also I ENTIRELY approve of David Tennant as Charles Darwin – because evolution is pretty much just wibbly-wobbly . . . → Read More: Ultimate movie for First Annual DSN Film Night?
This post was based on a talk I gave for Darwin Day last year at the Duke Marine Lab. Reposting in honor of Darwin Day. Enjoy your day and make sure you take a walk in the woods and enjoy nature’s splendor in honor one of biology’s main men today! —————————————- As part of Darwin . . . → Read More: Darwin Day Repost – Ex Omnia Conchis: Darwin And His Beloved Barnacles
Lepas anatifera from Washington state, USA. Photo credit: David Cowles 1997. Barnacle evolution was recently rewritten by a large effort of Perez-Losada and colleagues in 2008. Using a combination of genes and morphological traits they rejected some of the ideas that were foundational to barnacle biology and taxonomy, while giving new support for other . . . → Read More: Barnacle Evolution I: Phylogeny Served Without Plates
A couple of webcomics for your Friday. The dolphins may have fooled Jason Goldman, but they don’t fool us. And was young Darwin a tool??? O NOES.
Duke News and Communications just put up a press release about the Beagle Project! “In an inspiring mix of 19th and 21st Century technologies, a Duke Marine Lab researcher will play the role of Charles Darwin on an upcoming oceanographic cruise off the coast of Brazil.”
The fabulous Karen James and I will blogging and tweeting the “party in Paraty” starting this Thursday! There is an exciting line up of events which will include: A celebration of Darwin and to put his work in context with the work of international collaborations like Census of Marine Life and Consortium for the Barcoding . . . → Read More: Join DSN and the Beagle Project in Brazil
In only a couple weeks The HMS Beagle Project will conduct a feasibility study for doing modern oceanographic research aboard a sailing ship. The Brazilian tall ship Tocorimé will serve as the analogue HMS Beagle. I am honored to say that I will serve as the modern day counterpart to Charles Darwin. My position will . . . → Read More: Following in Darwin’s Footsteps
We marked the end of the first week of our Great Darwin Beard Challenge. Below are the contestants (minus whysharksmatters from Southern Fried Science who hasn’t submitted his photo yet) at T=1. If you are participating leave a link in the comments below. Top Right – sexiest deep sea biologist, Kevin Z; Top Left – . . . → Read More: The Great Darwin Beard Challenge: Week 1
In honor of our main man today, Charlie D, the Southern Fried Scientist and I are having a Darwin beard challenge. To have an even playing field, we shaved it down this morning. We start today as Darwin started his life, naked and smooth like a monkey baby’s bum. This is something I have . . . → Read More: From Birth to The Origin: The Great Darwin Beard Challenge
Bow down to the new symbol of power! You might have noticed my absence lately. Maybe you didn’t. Maybe you did and just don’t care. I finally arrived in North Carolina (like NC doesn’t have enough science bloggers) after a 3000 mile road trip that included way to many meals at Cracker Barrel and a . . . → Read More: Finally…