When I don’t know enough about a subject, I tend to Google and data-mine—obsessively. So it has become with dispersants. In the wake of oil spill, this word has been thrown around, but often without any corresponding depth of information. Kind of like that cousin you always see at family parties but never manage . . . → Read More: Dispersants! A multi-part series to enlighten your brains.
Lynn Margulis classified the Chaetognaths, known as arrow worms, as deuterostomes. Deuterostomy is characterized by several developmental characteristics including radial, indeterminate cleavage, a posterior position of the blastopore (deuterostomy=”second mouth”), enterocoelous coelom formation and a tripartite adult body plan with a post-anal tail. At least this is what I was taught “growing up”. Three . . . → Read More: What in Darwin’s Name Are Chaetognaths?!
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world-Horace It is good to carry some powered rouge in one’s sleeve. It may happen that when one is sobering up or waking from sleep, his complexion may be poor. At such a time it is good to take out and . . . → Read More: Samurai and Deep-Sea Loricifera Should Use More Rouge
Every time you see me that Hammer’s just so hype I’m dope on the floor and I’m magic on the mic Now why would I ever stop doing this With others makin’ records that just don’t hit I toured around the world from London to the Bay It’s Hammer Go, Hammer MC Hammer, Yo Hammer . . . → Read More: Hammer Time
The largest, Blue Whale and smallest, Hector Dolphin, cetaceans. From wikimedia commons The question is not why are whales big but why are whales not bigger? The blue whales reached weights of 150 tons prewhaling. To appreciate how massive a blue whale is, consider it would take 15 school buses, around 10 tons in weight . . . → Read More: Why Are There No Super Whales?
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