Deep Sea News

Aug 27

 I am particular about my set of gear and equipment that I take when I am out at sea. Much time spent was spent on trial and error research and development of my sea kit. The items below reflect advice from my scientific mentors and advice about tools from my father and father-in-law, one an… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/my-25-favorite-things-for-ocean-field-work/

I am particular about my set of gear and equipment that I take when I am out at sea. Much time spent was spent on trial and error research and development of my sea kit. The items below reflect advice from my scientific mentors and advice about tools from my father and father-in-law, one an…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/my-25-favorite-things-for-ocean-field-work/

Aug 26

 Yes…yes it is.
 

This video was just taken off of San Clemente Island by spearfisherman Carter Jessop (used with permission). This is his account of the miraculous interaction:
“The real excitement of the trip came on the second afternoon at the island. We were diving a spot with s… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/no-way-is-that-a-manta-in-the-kelp-forest/

Yes…yes it is.   This video was just taken off of San Clemente Island by spearfisherman Carter Jessop (used with permission). This is his account of the miraculous interaction: “The real excitement of the trip came on the second afternoon at the island. We were diving a spot with s…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/no-way-is-that-a-manta-in-the-kelp-forest/

Aug 25

   Close-up of a siphonophore [source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/features/2014/08/140821-portuguese-man-of-war-animal-ocean-science-pictures/] 
It’s monday morning and I’m dragging a little. You might be too. But this gorgeous video of Portuguese Man-o-War by Aaron An… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/a-little-unexpected-monday-morning-zen-with-a-portuguese-man-of-war/

Close-up of a siphonophore [source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/features/2014/08/140821-portuguese-man-of-war-animal-ocean-science-pictures/] It’s monday morning and I’m dragging a little. You might be too. But this gorgeous video of Portuguese Man-o-War by Aaron An…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/a-little-unexpected-monday-morning-zen-with-a-portuguese-man-of-war/

Aug 23

 John Tissott from the East Fremantle Yacht Club in Perth, Australia has just developed an infographic (below) on the topic of flags flown at sea.  For example, I have just learned that flags are flown by owners and worn by the yacht.  Or in my case a dinghy with substantial hole. Over at the DSN … http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/the-etiquette-of-flags-at-sea/

John Tissott from the East Fremantle Yacht Club in Perth, Australia has just developed an infographic (below) on the topic of flags flown at sea.  For example, I have just learned that flags are flown by owners and worn by the yacht.  Or in my case a dinghy with substantial hole. Over at the DSN …

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/the-etiquette-of-flags-at-sea/

Aug 22

   Source: Shutterstock 
Coral reefs are in crisis. They are fragile. They are complex. And they are disappearing faster than we are able to understand them.
This threat is exacerbated by an ecological battle raging on reef lines between corals and seaweeds. When fish are removed, seaweeds run… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/what-the-call-of-the-reef-is-telling-us/

Source: Shutterstock Coral reefs are in crisis. They are fragile. They are complex. And they are disappearing faster than we are able to understand them. This threat is exacerbated by an ecological battle raging on reef lines between corals and seaweeds. When fish are removed, seaweeds run…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/what-the-call-of-the-reef-is-telling-us/

Aug 21

 I recently received an email from a colleague asking for a copy of a recent paper. In return, they sent me a plot of inertial current circles from 1965 along with this intriguing image.
 http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/throwback-thursday-frances-lab-buoy/

I recently received an email from a colleague asking for a copy of a recent paper. In return, they sent me a plot of inertial current circles from 1965 along with this intriguing image.

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/throwback-thursday-frances-lab-buoy/

 Not an actual photo of plankton on the ISS.  However, just like other “media” outlets we too wanted to put a picture of plankton in the post so you thought it was from ISS.  Don’t worry we will write a very long caption so that you won’t make it to the end to realize that … http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/plaaaaaaaannnkktooooonnnnn-in-spaaaaaccccce/

Not an actual photo of plankton on the ISS.  However, just like other “media” outlets we too wanted to put a picture of plankton in the post so you thought it was from ISS.  Don’t worry we will write a very long caption so that you won’t make it to the end to realize that …

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/plaaaaaaaannnkktooooonnnnn-in-spaaaaaccccce/

Aug 18

 Last week Discovery Channel successfully botched yet another Shark Week. Big surprise there. Don’t get me wrong, there were some (and by some I mean few) shows I did enjoy, but seriously when will they let poor Megalodon just die? He and his buds have been extinct for quite a while now, no need t… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/future-shark-living-in-an-ocean-on-the-brink/

Last week Discovery Channel successfully botched yet another Shark Week. Big surprise there. Don’t get me wrong, there were some (and by some I mean few) shows I did enjoy, but seriously when will they let poor Megalodon just die? He and his buds have been extinct for quite a while now, no need t…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/future-shark-living-in-an-ocean-on-the-brink/

Aug 17

 Not everything on a coral is actually a coral.  Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work by Maia Celia, Defrance Malay, and François Mchonneau indicate that our understanding of how different Pyrgomatids are related is…we… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/a-narrative-of-coral-dwelling-barnacles-with-the-aid-of-internet-memes/

Not everything on a coral is actually a coral.  Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work by Maia Celia, Defrance Malay, and François Mchonneau indicate that our understanding of how different Pyrgomatids are related is…we…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/a-narrative-of-coral-dwelling-barnacles-with-the-aid-of-internet-memes/

Aug 11

 This is a guest post by one of our most fabulous DSN Scientist in Residence and shanty singing partners, Jarrett Byrnes. Jarrett is a professor at the UMass Boston where he studies food web complexity.

There’s something I’ve always wanted. Something that would take kelp forest… http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/floating-forests/

This is a guest post by one of our most fabulous DSN Scientist in Residence and shanty singing partners, Jarrett Byrnes. Jarrett is a professor at the UMass Boston where he studies food web complexity. There’s something I’ve always wanted. Something that would take kelp forest…

http://deepseanews.com/2014/08/floating-forests/