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?
Across the internets a craze is sweeping. We here at DSN are calling it Isopocalypse 2010 (stay up to date using the Twitter hashtag #isopocalypse2010). Things got so crazy over the last two days with giant isopods that in my excitement I forgot what year it was and used #isopocalypse2011 hashtag this morning It all . . . → Read More: Isopocalypse 2010: Giant Isopods Storm the Internets
Seriously, 6-Gill Shark. Why are you such a douche? That Giant Isopod was totally there first, minding its own business gnawing on some fresh bait and then you come along and nose-butt it out of the way and steal all the food for yourself. Such a jerk. You know, if you keep acting like an . . . → Read More: 6-Gill Shark Steals Food from Poor Giant Isopod
The Sand Shack is an environmentally friendly brand of apparel and accessories founded in Cape Cod. The company was started by Brian Lintonin 2006. After reading about Brian at the Sand Shack page I am convinced his picture may be next to the word entrepreneur, or maybe even overachiever, in the dictionary. “Brian was . . . → Read More: Sand Shack For Your Flippy Floppy Needs
This is a giant isopod. This, on the other hand, is not. An example of a creature which is not a giant isopod. To reiterate, this is a giant isopod, a species in the genus Bathynomus, and more specifically Bathynomus giganteus (latin for gigantic). The following illustration is taken from Lloyd 1908 “The internal anatomy . . . → Read More: Giant Isopod Fail
A shark ray at the Newport Aquarium. Photo courtesy of the Newport Aquarium Finding my self in Cincinnati for a conference, I couldn’t help myself from heading across the river into Kentucky to the Newport Aquarium. This aquarium is truly a gem of the midland. The entrance proclaims “water is the blanket of the earth” . . . → Read More: Giant Isopods and Shark Rays in Cincinnati?
The Duke Research site this month features my answers to five questions about ocean biodiversity, body size variation, blue whales, municipal water supplies, giant squids, cell membranes, giant isopods, islands, Victorian science, and of course the deep sea. Yeah I cover a lot.
My first submersible dive happened off Rum Cay in the Bahamas in the JSL. Despite my large size, I do not remember feeling cramped inside the soda can-sized sub. The entire time I pressed my face against a 15-centimeter porthole, my cheek against the cool glass and eyes focused on the three meters of illuminated . . . → Read More: JSL and Giant Isopods
Let’s face it giant isopods are the shiznit, the bee’s knees, the bomb diggidy, and all that and a bag of potato chips. The giant isopod album we’ve talked about before, although it beats me where it is, is now up online for you to listen to and download. So many favorites but Crusty The . . . → Read More: Let’s Gather & Sing About Giant Isopods
My new personal research website is now up. If you have some free time head over and take a look around. I have everything about my research and every single one of my publications in pdf format. Some of those are great reads with a nice glass of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo on a rainy night. You . . . → Read More: New Website