The incredible biodiversity of Aquaman’s variant cover

Aquaman, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksMay 5, 2014 • 1~2 min read

Aquaman. Wow. Artist Mike Allred has seriously outdone himself with this incredible variant cover to Aquaman #31, featuring a 75th anniversary tribute to Batman as well as an incredible pastel array of deep-sea creatures. What truly amazing about this cover is that each one of these animals is a real living denizen of the deep […]

My five favorite responses to the Loch Ness Debunking.

BloggingApril 21, 2014 • < 1 min read

I didn’t expect a throw-away post I made last Friday debunking an alleged image of the Loch Ness Monster to go viral, but this is the internet and these things happen. As you might expect, my inbox, social media accounts, and this website have been inundated with comments about that post, how wrong I must […]

No, we didn’t find the Loch Ness Monster with Apple Maps

Ocean of Pseudoscience WeekApril 18, 2014 • 1~2 min read

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a good debunking-random-monster-sighting post. The ready availability of global satellite image databases is a powerful tool for exploration and monitoring┬ábut has also led to a boom in pseudoscience “discoveries” by people not familiar with how these images are produced or just willing to suspend disbelief for their […]

2 opportunities to hone your online science outreach skills

Blogging, Conservation, Environmentalism • 1~2 min read

Looking for classes on science, social media, and online environmental writing? We’ve got two classes coming up for undergraduate, graduate, and professionals students looking to hone their online outreach skills. Social Media For Environmental Communications: taught this year by me and Dr. Amy Freitag, this course will be taught over 6 weeks this spring as […]

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