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Busting Ocean Myths: This anglerfish is not as kink as you think.

deep sea, ecology, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJuly 28, 20140

The claim: Deep-sea Anglerfish have parasitic dwarf males that fuse to their mates and become nothing more than wibbly gonads hanging off of the much larger female.  Who said it: Well, pretty much everyone. This Oatmeal Comic, Ze Frank, me. Status: Sometimes true, sometimes false. I’d like you to meet a very dear friend of mine. […]

The penultimate installment of the incredible biodiversity of Aquaman’s variant cover

Aquaman, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, ScienceMay 9, 2014

We are approaching the home stretch, with the second to last installment of our tour through this amazing Aquaman cover. Have you been following along? How many have you guessed so far? If you haven’t been following along, you can catch up with the previous installments, below: The incredible biodiversity of Aquaman’s variant cover The […]

The incredible biodiversity of Aquaman’s variant cover: Episode 2

Aquaman, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, ScienceMay 6, 2014

Welcome back to another exciting installment of the incredible biodiversity of this incredible Aquaman cover. Today we’re investigating species 4 through 6, where we’ll meet one of my favorite mid-water fish. 4. Fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta) With the largest tooth-length-to-body ratio of any fish, the fangtooth has earned its menacing name. Unfortunately, this intimidating creature barely […]

The Sex Lives of Spoonworms: 10 marine animals with parasitic, dwarf, and otherwise reduced males

biology, deep sea, evolution, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceMay 31, 2013

Earlier this week, Fox News commentator and all-around terrific guy* Erick Erickson, while discussing a recent Pew Study that revealed that women were the sole breadwinners in 40% of US households that contain children, had this to say: “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say […]

Return of the Science of Aquaman: Welcome to the Trench

Aquaman, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, ScienceSeptember 13, 2012

After reducing Aquaman to a hypothermic, hyposmotic, constantly famished, case study in psychological trauma, I figure that I owe the king of Atlantis a second chance. After all, Aquaman was and still remains the most interesting hero in the DC universe. A generous fan sent me a copy of Aquaman Volume 1: The Trench, arguing […]

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