Deep Sea News

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

theoceaniswonderful:

Leafy Sea Dragon - Rapid Bay by Rowland Cain

theoceaniswonderful:

Leafy Sea Dragon - Rapid Bay by Rowland Cain

kurloz38:

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish in egg case (on a sock?!) - Daniel Geary 
Hey guys, my friend Dan is becoming a super talented underwater photographer. He refuses to get Tumblr, much to my dismay. Let’s try and convince him otherwise. Hands up if you’d like to see him post his stuff on Tumblr.

Baby!

kurloz38:

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Baby Flamboyant Cuttlefish in egg case (on a sock?!) - Daniel Geary 

Hey guys, my friend Dan is becoming a super talented underwater photographer. He refuses to get Tumblr, much to my dismay. Let’s try and convince him otherwise. Hands up if you’d like to see him post his stuff on Tumblr.

Baby!

(via rainbowbarnacle)

the-shark-blog:

37_adj_DSC_5026 hammerhead shark at the buffet in the Galapagos by edpdiver

the-shark-blog:

37_adj_DSC_5026 hammerhead shark at the buffet in the Galapagos by edpdiver

(via theoceaniswonderful)

 
I generally bow to Dr. M and Alex when it comes to rap music knowledge, but I’m just going to add this little factlet to the DSN vaults. Rick Ross, raps about crustaceans. A LOT*. And after reading all these lyrics, I’m positive there is a special place in his stomach for all art… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/the-official-anthology-of-rick-ross-rapping-about-crustaceans/

I generally bow to Dr. M and Alex when it comes to rap music knowledge, but I’m just going to add this little factlet to the DSN vaults. Rick Ross, raps about crustaceans. A LOT*. And after reading all these lyrics, I’m positive there is a special place in his stomach for all art…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/the-official-anthology-of-rick-ross-rapping-about-crustaceans/