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TGIF: 250+ videos from the deep sea for you to enjoy

• Uncategorized • October 4, 2013

InDEEP and the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative have compiled a massive database of more than 250 online videos featuring ecology, biology, oceanography, and conservation of the deep ocean: Deep-sea Online Videos. There’s a ton of videos in there to explore (especially if you find yourself with an abundance of shutdown related free time). Here’s just one […]

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 […]

I *heart* cryptozoology

ecology, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, ScienceOctober 6, 2011

Cryptozoology, the study of animals whose existence is unproven, lies just south of the boundary between science and pseudoscience. Unlike most psuedoscientific movements, which require adherents to suspend disbelief and ignore the realities of physics, chemistry, medicine, and, well, reality, the foundational principals of cryptozoology – that there are remnant populations of thought-to-be-extinct species and […]

Rumors from the Abyss: visions of a future without deep sea conservation

Conservation, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, State of the FieldJuly 6, 2011

The deep benthos is simultaneously the largest and least explored ecosystem on the planet. Covering nearly 60% of the Earth’s surface, it supports an almost unimaginable reservoir of biodiversity, rivaling all terrestrial habitats combined. Its microbial and metabolic diversity have revolutionized our view of how life is sustained, not once, but twice (first with the […]

Saving the Deep Sea

ConservationMay 25, 2011

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), an alliance of over 70 international organizations working to promote the conservation of deep sea biodiversity, has officially launch their blog – Save the Deep Sea. We all care about the wondrous life that exists in the deep sea – both known and unknown – and we all recognize […]

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