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August 22, 2014

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12:00 AM | secretofthesea: Squid egg sac A squid egg sac — which may...
secretofthesea: Squid egg sac A squid egg sac — which may contain as many as 200 embryos — takes on the shape of a rhomboid.
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12:00 AM | secretofthesea: Squid egg sac A squid egg sac — which may...
secretofthesea: Squid egg sac A squid egg sac — which may contain as many as 200 embryos — takes on the shape of a rhomboid.

August 21, 2014

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7:52 PM | Nate the Great still transmitting!
Exciting news from the Rescue Team! One of our satellite-tagged turtles released a year ago is still transmitting! How many of you remember turtle #156, also known as Nate the Great? Nate the Great stranded in early December 2012. He was dangerously cold, at only 49 degrees Fahrenheit, and extremely underweight. This turtle had kidney function abnormalities for many months. He also took
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6:55 PM | Throwback Thursday: France’s Lab Buoy
I recently received an email from a colleague asking for a copy of a recent paper. In return, they sent me a plot of inertial current circles from 1965 along with this intriguing image. First thought…OMG it’s the french version of R/P FLIP! But after clumsily wading through a bit of french text with the help […]
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6:55 PM | Throwback Thursday: France’s Lab Buoy
I recently received an email from a colleague asking for a copy of a recent paper. In return, they sent me a plot of inertial current circles from 1965 along with this intriguing image. First thought…OMG it’s the french version of R/P FLIP! But after clumsily wading through a bit of french text with the help […]
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5:22 PM | Plaaaaaaaannnkktooooonnnnn In Spaaaaaccccce
According to several “news” agencies ocean plankton have supposedly been found on the outside of the International Space Station.  From the ITAR-TASS News Agency that broke the story, An experiment of taking samples from illuminators and the ISS surface has brought unique results, as scientists had found traces of sea plankton there, the chief of an […]
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5:22 PM | Plaaaaaaaannnkktooooonnnnn In Spaaaaaccccce
According to several “news” agencies ocean plankton have supposedly been found on the outside of the International Space Station.  From the ITAR-TASS News Agency that broke the story, An experiment of taking samples from illuminators and the ISS surface has brought unique results, as scientists had found traces of sea plankton there, the chief of an […]
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12:32 PM | Octopus-Inspired Camouflage Flashes to Life in Smart Material
Octopuses and their cephalopod cousins are the undisputed masters of disguise. An octopus can change its color, texture and luminosity faster than you can say “camouflage.” So far our... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:08 AM | #8: Offshore for two weeks!
Similar to last year, a team of five researchers and Captain Joe have headed offshore on the Shelagh to survey Roseway Basin for right whales. This year, however, the team will be away from the Lubec field station for two weeks! They are hoping to find lots of right whales, and will also be helping Dalhousie University to deploy several acoustic devices that will record underwater noises (
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9:15 AM | My water bottle is the closest I’ve been to a dive tank in...
My water bottle is the closest I’ve been to a dive tank in months. Withdrawal symptoms in full swing.
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9:15 AM | My water bottle is the closest I’ve been to a dive tank in...
My water bottle is the closest I’ve been to a dive tank in months. Withdrawal symptoms in full swing.
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8:00 AM | lauren: My expedition team made the world’s most northerly lip...
lauren: My expedition team made the world’s most northerly lip dub on board the icebreaker 50 let Pobedy at the North Pole. I was behind the camera on this one. Enjoy!  Music: Pharrell Williams’ Happy
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8:00 AM | lauren: My expedition team made the world’s most northerly lip...
lauren: My expedition team made the world’s most northerly lip dub on board the icebreaker 50 let Pobedy at the North Pole. I was behind the camera on this one. Enjoy!  Music: Pharrell Williams’ Happy
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12:00 AM | libutron: Pyrosome - colonial salp What you see in the photo is...
libutron: Pyrosome - colonial salp What you see in the photo is not a single organism, but a colony of tunicates of the genus Pyrosoma. Colonies of pyrosomes may reach a length of 60 cm and forms a distinctive rigid tube that may be colorless, pink, grayish or blue-green. One end is closed and tapered, with the opposing open end having a diaphragm.  The tube has a rough texture due to papillae on the individuals making up the colony.  Unlike salps that use pulsing of the body […]
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12:00 AM | libutron: Pyrosome - colonial salp What you see in the photo is...
libutron: Pyrosome - colonial salp What you see in the photo is not a single organism, but a colony of tunicates of the genus Pyrosoma. Colonies of pyrosomes may reach a length of 60 cm and forms a distinctive rigid tube that may be colorless, pink, grayish or blue-green. One end is closed and tapered, with the opposing open end having a diaphragm.  The tube has a rough texture due to papillae on the individuals making up the colony.  Unlike salps that use pulsing of the body […]

August 20, 2014

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1:28 PM | Golden Tickets in the NOAA Photo Library! Rarely seen Pelagic Sea Cucumber!
From NOAA Photo Library here. HOLY CARP!! So, as you know, I've been going through and finding some GREAT stuff in the NOAA Photo Library (see this post from a few days ago) but every once in awhile you find one that is especially... striking!This is the "golden ticket" so to speak.. from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory! that moment when Charlie finds that rare golden ticket from millions of chocolate bars! That special ticket to the rare tour of the chocolate factory! From MANY, […]
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6:46 AM | What happens when a creature 5 times your size appears right in front of your eyes??
Originally posted on cook4edi:We have heard a lot about Whales and have seen pictures of the same in our school books or videos of the same on National Geographic Channel. Ever wondered what the experience would be like, when they appear right in front of your eyes? I had a chance to swim with…
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6:05 AM | Only The Finest Become Marine Biologists
Only The Finest Become Marine Biologists:
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6:05 AM | Only The Finest Become Marine Biologists
Only The Finest Become Marine Biologists:
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4:07 AM | Because Brisingid Starfish are Fantastic! Stunning Images of Brisingids in the Deep!
This image from NOAA Photo Library. Here. Brisingid starfishes were my first professional "love".. I wrote my Masters thesis on them and it was almost 2 years after studying specimens like this...Before I saw one that was alive!  Now, THAT is dedication for you! What are brisingid starfish?? Long story short... Strange deep-sea starfish. They are proper, albeit highly modified sea stars that use their spines, covered with tiny claws which act as velcro to capture tiny prey as […]
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