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The Ocean Question: What is your favorite marine organism and why?

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 26, 2012

We caught up with 11 marine scientists (including one honorary marine scientist, paleoblogger Brian Switek) at this year’s Ocean Sciences meeting in Salt Lake City and asked them the following question – What is your favorite marine organism and why? Their responses ranged from the classic (dolphins and sharks) to the bizarre (deep-sea shrimp and snails) to the exceptionally […]

A rig by any other name, could it be an artificial reef?

Conservation, deep sea, marine science, Natural Science, Science, Science and Sustainability, toxicologyApril 14, 2011

There are currently more than 7,500 offshore oil platforms actively probing the earth’s crust for black gold. Their relatively minimal appearance at the surface belies the shear magnitude of human construction beneath the waves. Oil platforms are among the world’s tallest man-made structures. Compliant tower platforms reach up to 900 meters in depth (in contrast, the […]

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