Deep Sea News

Sep 28

I am inspired by the sea. Inspired to understand the way it moves, meanders, ebbs, flows, heaves, and crashes. Others are inspired by the sea to create. Inspired to dance, draw, perform, paint, and compose. It is this last genre that I want to highlight with a selection of ocean-inspired symph…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/symphonies-of-the-sea/

Sep 22

 “I know you drowned him in the ocean, these bones don’t lie…”
Ever heard of forensic limnology? Neither had I, until I had a random conversation during a coffee break.
The police find a body in the water. How did it get there? How did this person actually die? Was this a tragic acc… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/diagnosing-death-with-diatoms/

“I know you drowned him in the ocean, these bones don’t lie…” Ever heard of forensic limnology? Neither had I, until I had a random conversation during a coffee break. The police find a body in the water. How did it get there? How did this person actually die? Was this a tragic acc…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/diagnosing-death-with-diatoms/

Sep 19

 So this little gem came across my Google alerts today.
The cognitive dissonance between what happens (biologically) in that video, what the two intrepid heroes do, and what’s reported, fills me with dismay for society.  If that seems hyperbolic, bear with me.  Let’s break it d… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/zomg-whale-shark-attack-or-not/

So this little gem came across my Google alerts today. The cognitive dissonance between what happens (biologically) in that video, what the two intrepid heroes do, and what’s reported, fills me with dismay for society.  If that seems hyperbolic, bear with me.  Let’s break it d…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/zomg-whale-shark-attack-or-not/

Sep 18

 Worried about plastic in the ocean? Then get off your rumpus this weekend and do something about it!
It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, September 20. You and a trash bag and a bunch of your friends can spend a day at the beach making it trash free. Because believe you m… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/go-forth-and-pick-up-some-trash-for-international-coastal-cleanup-day-this-saturday/

Worried about plastic in the ocean? Then get off your rumpus this weekend and do something about it! It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, September 20. You and a trash bag and a bunch of your friends can spend a day at the beach making it trash free. Because believe you m…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/go-forth-and-pick-up-some-trash-for-international-coastal-cleanup-day-this-saturday/

Sep 14

   Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) photographed in a Trinidad public market on Saturday, September 13, 2014. While new CITES rules now ban the international trade in Scalloped hammerhead sharks, domestic capture, sale and consumption of this endangered species still continues. 
As the… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/new-obligations-and-continuing-challenges-in-shark-conservation/

Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) photographed in a Trinidad public market on Saturday, September 13, 2014. While new CITES rules now ban the international trade in Scalloped hammerhead sharks, domestic capture, sale and consumption of this endangered species still continues. As the…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/new-obligations-and-continuing-challenges-in-shark-conservation/

Sep 13

 At the beginning of the summer, climate forecasters were forecasting that 2014 would be the year of another El Niño. And it was ominous, because El Niño will do things to the weather. THINGS I TELL YOU. Here is Chris Farley perfectly capturing how the media wants you to feel about El Niño*.
… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/to-el-nino-or-not-to-el-nino-that-is-the-question/

At the beginning of the summer, climate forecasters were forecasting that 2014 would be the year of another El Niño. And it was ominous, because El Niño will do things to the weather. THINGS I TELL YOU. Here is Chris Farley perfectly capturing how the media wants you to feel about El Niño*. …

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/to-el-nino-or-not-to-el-nino-that-is-the-question/

Sep 10

 In 1986, a group of scientists from Australia and New Zealand described, in the one of the highest profile scientific journals, the existence of a new class of organisms.
During examination of echinoderms from sunken wood collected from depths between 1,057 and 1,208 m off the New Zealand coast,… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/the-tale-of-a-new-phylum-that-really-wasnt/

In 1986, a group of scientists from Australia and New Zealand described, in the one of the highest profile scientific journals, the existence of a new class of organisms. During examination of echinoderms from sunken wood collected from depths between 1,057 and 1,208 m off the New Zealand coast,…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/the-tale-of-a-new-phylum-that-really-wasnt/

Sep 08

 One of the many reasons that I find plankton to be so delightful is the sheer joy of seeing something so beautiful and alien pop out of an ordinary seawater sample. I mean, I _know_ the sea is filled with plankton but I’m still excited every time!
  Starfish larva. Photo by Richard Kirby, u… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/the-plankton-pundit/

One of the many reasons that I find plankton to be so delightful is the sheer joy of seeing something so beautiful and alien pop out of an ordinary seawater sample. I mean, I _know_ the sea is filled with plankton but I’m still excited every time! Starfish larva. Photo by Richard Kirby, u…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/the-plankton-pundit/

Sep 05

  
  Goatfish: The Reason for the Season. 
I take on a senseless internet meme and make it even more so – for science.
With the northern hemisphere days getting shorter, and the air getting crisper as autumn approaches, we reflect back on the summer soon passing. You may not have… http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/summer-of-the-goatfish/

  Goatfish: The Reason for the Season. I take on a senseless internet meme and make it even more so – for science. With the northern hemisphere days getting shorter, and the air getting crisper as autumn approaches, we reflect back on the summer soon passing. You may not have…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/09/summer-of-the-goatfish/

Aug 29

theoceaniswonderful:

Wonderpus portrait by Luko Gecko

theoceaniswonderful:

Wonderpus portrait by Luko Gecko