You’ve all heard about the bone-eating zombie worm from hell. Yeah it was like OK, but whatever. It had its day like, you know, way back in the 2000s. Now though, all the rage is the BONE SNAIL! Yeah, that’s right the BoNe SnAiL!!! Its cooler than cool, just trust me. The Bone Snail is . . . → Read More: Move Over Boneworm, the Bone Snail is Taking Over
There is much buzz these days about marine protected areas (MPAs) and no-take zones. We are approaching the age of assessment. There has been enough time passed where we should see a signal of improvement to verify conservation theory. While the data has been trickling in for many MPAs and there is in general an . . . → Read More: Penguins Immediately Benefit From MPA
Major hat tip to Bomai Cruz on twitter. More details at National Geographic. RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!! ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY COME ON LAND FOR US!!! Remember, you can’t trust a killer whale… . . . → Read More: HOLY $#!@ KILLER WHALES EAT GREAT WHITES!!!1!!1!
This is of course meant as an educational offering, you know… us being a top science blog and all… Everything Poops by Kevin Zelnio Lyrics under the fold . . . → Read More: Everything Poops
Hat tip to Fish and Aquatic News. From one of my favorite Vimeo uploaders Morphologic Studios. ‘The Lynx Nudibranch’ from MORPHOLOGIC on Vimeo. ‘The Lynx Nudibranch’ (Natural History Episode 14) Last week we spent a moment making eyes with the oyster (Spondylus americanus). This week we’ll spend a moment with a diverse community of animals . . . → Read More: Lynx Nudibranch Mows Down Some Hydroids
Each week Dave Munger, Razib Khan and I discuss a recent paper from ResearchBlogging.org. This week was my turn to choose and we discussed the following recent paper: Shackell, N., Frank, K., Fisher, J., Petrie, B., & Leggett, W. (2009). Decline in top predator body size and changing climate alter trophic structure in an oceanic . . . → Read More: ResearchBlogCast #4: Decreasing Predator Size Increases Prey Numbers
This is a repost of KZ’s winning post for Open Laboratory 2009: The Best Science Writing on the Web. Congrats to KZ! ———————————————————————————————————— 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 . . . → Read More: Repost: Deep-Sea Corals and Methane Seeps