This lovely piece of art, by graduate students Laurel Hiebert and Kira Treibergs with artwork by Marley Jarvis, made the rounds last week. We are thrilled to have been given permission to post it on Deep Sea News! This design is now available as t-shirts and totebags, with proceeds to benefit the Oregon Institute . . . → Read More: Octopi Wall Street!
A blog war is starting to develop again. No I am not talking about this one. I am talking about the Great Invertebrate Wars. Everything was quiet until someone had to stir the pot. GIW I took many causalities with molluscs taking the clear win. Which invertebrate group will take GIW II? If polls are . . . → Read More: Molluscs, now with 100% more awesum
Errant polychaete from a Pacific coast kelp holdfast; filmed during an Invertebrate Zoology lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In no certain order… 10. Those barnacles just ain’t feeding! This is red hot barnacle copulation! Turn the lights down low, everything’s goin’ to be just right… 9. Humboldt Squid are vicious, blood thirsty demons ready to rip the flesh off any living creature. Of course I tend toward exaggeration 8. Beautiful? Definitely! Slow? Stunningly! . . . → Read More: The 10 Greatest Web Videos of Marine Invertebrates
Image credit: (c) 2006 MBARI / NOAA These this photograph shows three different types of sponges growing on the lava of Davidson Seamount: large yellow sponges, white frilly sponges, and white filamentous sponges which were previously thought to be a type of coral. The large yellow sponge provides a perch for several basket stars and . . . → Read More: Seamount Life Is Unique Just Not In the Way We Thought
The Future of Invertebrate Domination …from the Echinodermata. Chris Mah has heard my call and unleashed the World Asteroidea Database. This will definitely make roll call easier when I assemble the troops to overtake the world. Chris has done a terrific job and taxonomic databases such as this not only are the future of science . . . → Read More: I Call On You To Make A List Of Our Minions…
Speakers (always set to bootliquor.com internet radio), box of vent Zoanthids, marine invert clock by Emily Damstra, postcard from Norway from the Beagle Project's Karen, SCAMIT 2009 calender, Bush-chimp halloween card from parents, bulk supply of coffee beans, Sigg bottle. In a previous post I mentioned how awesome Emily Damstra‘s marine invertebrate clock and SCAMIT‘s . . . → Read More: New Additions to the Office
SCAMIT (Southern California of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists) has released the best calender of the year – a marine invertebrate calendar! Long time DSN reader Leslie Harris works at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and put together this calendar to help support, “a non-profit dedicated to educating & supporting local taxonomists.” Not only . . . → Read More: Kick off ’09 with a Marine Invert Calendar and Clock