Treehugger recently posted 10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are Undeniably Awesome. This is all nice and well but this does overlook some key aspects of dolphins that should be recognized. Good luck trying to sleep tonight when you start thinking about dolphins. 1. They gang rape femalesAs Miriam wrote before XXfactor, “Dolphin sex can be violent . . . → Read More: 10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are A$$holes
Collectors Weekly has a nice write up about origins of tattoos among sailors. Body art was particularly well-suited to the transient and dangerous nature of life at sea. “These sailors were traveling the world, and wanted to bring back souvenirs from places they had visited,” explains Eldridge. “Aboard a ship, you don’t have much . . . → Read More: The Nautical Roots of Popular Tattoos
Remember the Hoff Crab? You bet your bippy you do. You can thank Nicolai Roterman for that. Nicolai, a hydrothermal vent biologist and a member of the expedition that found this hairy crab, coined the name Hoff Crab while still on board. To commemorate this very special event Nicolai’s sister watercolored the specimen caught on . . . → Read More: Hoff Crab + Tattoo = Awesomsauce
Dave Wolfenden's jellyfish tattoo I’ve had a copy of Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, written by Carl Zimmer, sitting on my desk for a few months now. Once people see it, they can’t stop flipping through the pages and pages of science-themed tattoos, gasping and chuckling and sighing happily. It is scientist crack. . . . → Read More: Last minute holiday presents: Science Ink
Hmmmm….I really don’t know what to say. Via reddit
After struggling for just the right tattoo design for awhile…I think I found a contender. If I can I just convince to do something with Giant Isopods we may have a big WIN! ~ Derek Nobbs ~: Ballad Of The Wicked.
You are all probably familiar with my and KZ’s fascination with tattooing arts. By now most of you should be aware of Carl Zimmer’s science based tattoo gallery that features us both. But did you know that there is gallery of sea life tattoos? The Love lab at UCSC host the ever growing gallery of . . . → Read More: Ocean Tattoos
Rhonda sees our anglerfish and raises us a viperfish. Looks like I will need to bust out on the giant isopod tat soon just to stay in the game. -CRM
These are brought to us by a faithful reader, deep sea enthusiast and aquarist! Recognize a few from our top 27 deep sea organisms? And if that wasn’t awesome enough check out her inked museum of cephalopods below the fold! A truer friend of the deep we know not of. Thanks for sharing with us . . . → Read More: TGIF: More Deep Sea Tattoos!