Was just sent these great informative short videos about research being done to understand how climate change affects coastal communities. Coastal organisms live in areas with much day to day variation. There are the changing tides, the amount sun exposure, and also shade from tidal zone seaweeds and rock crevices. This makes coastal animals, like . . . → Read More: California Coastal Climate Change Research
Katleen Robert is a deep sea ecologist and graduate student at University of Victoria who was interviewed for NEPTUNE Canada. Listen to her reasons for becoming an ocean scientist!
I reckon one of the best parts of planning any trip is the book time you spend brushing up on your destination. I loved Diego de Landa’s “Yucatan Before and After the Conquest“, which I read in Mexico last year while doing field work in that spectacular peninsula. So it is that I come to . . . → Read More: Twofer book review from the Amazon (the river, not the website)
A potential new species of nudibranch (white box) on a bubblegum coral You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an inverse relationship to my writing for DSN and posting Tweets. Previous attempts to integrate our Twitter content into . . . → Read More: What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
I am very excited today! My new paper in the journal Ecology will be coming out in April on the regulation of biodiversity in the deep sea. NESCent is issuing a press release (below) written by our very talented, Communications Director Robin Smith. Above is a high-definition Youtube video we put together for the . . . → Read More: When the dinner bell rings for seafloor scavengers, larger animals get first dibs
The sieve: a marine community ecologist's best friend. Enter the sieve. It is a marine biologists best friend, saving hours of sorting and enabling quantification of fauna. In fact you can get these miracle workers at McMaster-Carr for a mere $40-50. You take good care of these puppies and they will last several graduate student’s . . . → Read More: (Sieve) Size Matters
This is a tale of cause and effect in the deep sea woven by threads of hypotheses held together by the loom of targeted sampling efforts and multiple lines of evidence. You see, dear readers, once upon a time existed an observation. Hovland (1989) noticed along the Norwegian coastline that carbonate reefs occurred in . . . → Read More: Deep Sea Corals and Methane Seeps