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August 13, 2014

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8:00 AM | bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
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8:00 AM | bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
bajadivers: Visit our website www.BajaDivers.com O_o
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1:45 AM | 5 Cool, Weird Brittle Star Behavior Captured on video/pictures!
Ophiuroids (aka serpent stars and brittle stars) do some pretty remarkable things, BUT They are often tiny and cryptic so we don't get to see the cool array of things they do.Flickr and YouTube have provided us with a HUGE quantity of imagery of interesting aspects of ophiuroid biology. Here is a sampling of the ones I found worth sharing!1. Swollen Disk! This is the deep-sea serpent star Asteronyx! which live with arms wrapped around deep-sea cnidarians, such as sea pens. But this one has a […]
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12:21 AM | Shark Week snubs scientists, increases fear of sharks
As is becoming common this time of year, my Twitter feed has been swamped with Shark Week vitriol – from swimmers who are now more afraid to go in the water to scientists angry at the lack of consultation that goes into a few of the fake documentaries appearing during the event. Apart from the fact Discovery […]
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12:00 AM | 5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry
5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry: 5 tips for breaking into the marine...
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12:00 AM | 5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry
5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry: 5 tips for breaking into the marine...

August 12, 2014

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5:56 PM | A roundup of misleading, deceptive, and dangerous shows produced by Discovery Communications
It’s no secret that we’ve produced quite a bit of critical commentary regarding Discovery Communications (whose properties include Shark Week, Animal Planet, TLC, and many others) over the years. This Shark Week, we’re seeing a massive spike in interest around their less-than-factual productions. Here, for your convenience, is a quick roundup of articles we’ve written about […]
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1:32 PM | Kelp & German Death Metal
I have no words for how amazing this is. New lab theme song?
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12:53 PM | 'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants
'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants: The craze to embrace all things shark...
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12:53 PM | 'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants
'Shark Week' Fuels Shark-Meat Feeding Frenzy At Restaurants: The craze to embrace all things shark...
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12:41 PM | givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction...
givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction Williams
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12:41 PM | givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction...
givemeinternet: Do not lose any of these. RIP My Reaction Williams
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8:00 AM | griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This...
griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This species is the redspotted cat shark (Schroederichthys chilensis) occurs in Humboldt current in Perú and Chile, and when feels threatened, it curls itself. really cute ne? video: Rodrigo Cortés
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8:00 AM | griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This...
griseus: Some sharks are harmless and really tender. This species is the redspotted cat shark (Schroederichthys chilensis) occurs in Humboldt current in Perú and Chile, and when feels threatened, it curls itself. really cute ne? video: Rodrigo Cortés
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12:00 AM | rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]
rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]
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12:00 AM | rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]
rhamphotheca: tastefullyoffensive: [jhallcomics]

August 11, 2014

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9:12 PM | Background information on our “trophy fishing for species threatened with extinction” paper
Andrew and I (along with several co-authors) have a new paper out in the journal Marine Policy entitled “Trophy Fishing for Species Threatened with Extinction: A way Forward Based on a History of Conservation.” You can read the paper here, and view the official press release here (will be up soon) . We believe that this is an important […]
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4:24 PM | A Kelpy Time Machine
This is x-posted from my guest post at Deep Sea News about the new Floating Forests citizen science project I’m part of. If you’re excited about it, go check out http://www.floatingforests.org/! There’s something I’ve always wanted. Something that would take … Continue reading →
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3:23 PM | 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 science to a new level. Something that would let […]
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3:23 PM | 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 science to a new level. Something that would let […]
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3:08 PM | A Great White Shark’s view of Shark Week
Hi, my name is Boo. I’m the star of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. At least my species is. I’m a great white shark. My name is Boo because I like to sneak up on my prey. The name “shark” already strikes terror in humans, but adding the “great white” part makes me sound […]
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8:00 AM | kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some...
kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some Monday inspiration for us all! 
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8:00 AM | kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some...
kaleakini: nicked this off from Support Our Sharks Hahaha some Monday inspiration for us all! 
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8:00 AM | lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
Nautilus. Flying fish. Sturgeon. Sea serpent.lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
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8:00 AM | lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
Nautilus. Flying fish. Sturgeon. Sea serpent.lindahall: Four fish from Conrad Gesner’s Fischbuch, 1563.
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4:34 AM | RV Investigator scientific sea trial video!
Originally posted on Investigator @ CSIRO:A few months ago one of RV Investigator’s crew members had the brilliant idea of grabbing his drone before jumping on board for the scientific sea trials. Then, some of the Marine National Facility support staff got creative with a GoPro and captured on board images and some action shots of equipment being deployed. The…
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3:53 AM | Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine is a fake documentary
Shark Week has done it again with their Shark of Darkness nonsense.  This show goes after everyone, from the whale watching industry, to shark cage diving, to South Africa as a country, and literally broke my heart to watch. The fake-u-mentary is supposedly based in Hout Bay, but continually shows a map of Dyer Island and […]
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12:54 AM | #5: A Successful Second Survey
On Friday, we left the dock around 6:45 AM, eager to see what our second survey would hold. Not too far in to our tracklines, the dark clouds that seemed so far away decided to let a few raindrops loose on us. The worst of the weather ended up on land, where folks experienced a severe storm. Lightning even struck not too far from our field station in Lubec! Quatro at the
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12:00 AM | thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best...
thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best nudibranch photos I have ever seen.  ”Flabellina iodinea eating the hydroid Eudendrium at Old Marineland.”
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12:00 AM | thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best...
thatfishkid: My buddy Craig Hoover, takes some of the best nudibranch photos I have ever seen.  ”Flabellina iodinea eating the hydroid Eudendrium at Old Marineland.”
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