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October 01, 2014

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3:11 PM | A followup, and a flyer
Edward Soldaat wrote in on the last post to add some more useful notes on making the cormorant identification in last week’s Dead Bird Quiz. I didn’t want to just leave those buried as a comment, so I am pulling them up and featuring them here, front and center. Edward knows vastly more than I […]
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4:54 AM | Some Okeanos Explorer Dumbo Octopus Love!
Just a bit of off-topic this week. Saw this GREAT dumbo octopus during the Atlantis II seamount dive on the Okeanos Explorer cruise this weekend and thought it was too great not to share.NMFS cephalopod expert Mike Vecchione has identified this one as Grimpoteuthis sp. Generally speaking though, "dumbo octopus" applies to one of two genera, Grimpoteuthis or Opisthoteuthis.The two genera are quite diverse. Grimpoteuthis includes about 18 species (according to marinespecies.org) whereas […]

September 30, 2014

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6:08 PM | The Reefs of American Samoa: A Story of Hope
[php]Sometimes called the rainforests of the sea, coral reefs are incredibly diverse and complicated systems. Because of this complexity, it can be a challenge to manage and protect reefs—and sometimes multiple threats must be addressed in quick succession. Overfishing, pollution and coral predators all have negative impacts on coral and the many animals that live on the reef. But with vigilant protection and response to these challenges, coral reefs can be protected. The story of […]
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3:23 PM | Project Puffin 2: Arrival on Matinicus Rock
Earlier this summer, aquarists Austin Brayton and Jackie Anderson camped on a remote island in Maine to assist with Project Puffin, an Audubon Society project designed to restore populations of these clownish little seabirds. Read Part 1 of the series here. In this post, we join Jackie on Matinicus Rock. June 11, 2014  Meanwhile on Matinicus Rock On my first day here I settled into my living
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2:18 PM | First Common Octopus Cannibalism Filmed in the Wild
Perhaps it’s time we stopped feeling quite so bad about eating octopus. Octopuses dine on other octopuses, too. And for the first time, that behavior has been caught on video in the common... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus...
mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) - Dauin, Philippines
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus...
mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) - Dauin, Philippines

September 29, 2014

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5:58 PM | #21: The Lone Sea Wolf
The Nereid crew had been waiting patiently for another good weather window to survey the Bay of Fundy, and luckily September 26 held light winds and no fog for us. As we made our way into the Bay, we occasionally stopped and turned off the boat for a listening station, which allows us to hear distant whale blows. Though we heard and saw humpbacks on the horizon, we did not hear or see any right
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2:32 PM | what is the meaning of life?
42, obviously. 
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2:32 PM | what is the meaning of life?
42, obviously. 
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2:28 PM | I may have gotten carried away with your sharkify button... Did you know if you keep pressing it eventually your whole screen will be sharks? Yeah... I do.
Yeah…me too!  P.S. Get your own here.
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2:28 PM | I may have gotten carried away with your sharkify button... Did you know if you keep pressing it eventually your whole screen will be sharks? Yeah... I do.
Yeah…me too!  P.S. Get your own here.
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2:27 PM | Ok folks, in the interest of time management (and my sanity) we have a new rule. If you can google...
Ok folks, in the interest of time management (and my sanity) we have a new rule. If you can google...
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2:27 PM | Ok folks, in the interest of time management (and my sanity) we have a new rule. If you can google...
Ok folks, in the interest of time management (and my sanity) we have a new rule. If you can google...
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2:23 PM | Hello! So I'm only in my second year of college in the U.S.A. and am studying to be a marine biologist. I came across your blog and am OBSESSED. Literally you live my dream life. I'm in love with the U.K., traveling is my favorite, and I want to be in the whale shark conservation field. Any way, I was wondering if by any chance you could tell me some more about the organization you worked with that dealt with the public feeding the whale shark?
Hi, thanks for the follow! It’s actually the local community that feed the sharks for...
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2:23 PM | Hello! So I'm only in my second year of college in the U.S.A. and am studying to be a marine biologist. I came across your blog and am OBSESSED. Literally you live my dream life. I'm in love with the U.K., traveling is my favorite, and I want to be in the whale shark conservation field. Any way, I was wondering if by any chance you could tell me some more about the organization you worked with that dealt with the public feeding the whale shark?
Hi, thanks for the follow! It’s actually the local community that feed the sharks for...
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2:18 PM | Time for a tough question… Dorids or Aeolids?
Do you see how long I have taken to answer this. Because I can’t. Dorid’s a prettier,...
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2:18 PM | Time for a tough question… Dorids or Aeolids?
Do you see how long I have taken to answer this. Because I can’t. Dorid’s a prettier,...
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2:17 PM | hi! I love your "Sharkify" button. Have a great day :)
I know, right! It can lift you right out of a bad mood :D
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2:17 PM | hi! I love your "Sharkify" button. Have a great day :)
I know, right! It can lift you right out of a bad mood :D
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2:11 PM | Tell your friend to make one ASAP I'd def follow 👌
He did: http://mean-guign-photography.tumblr.com/ !
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2:11 PM | Tell your friend to make one ASAP I'd def follow 👌
He did: http://mean-guign-photography.tumblr.com/ !
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12:33 AM | Medai (Hyperoglyphe japonica)
“And also tonight we have bluenose.” The name caught my ear. I had never heard of such a fish. Yet here was the chef listing it as part of today’s specials, […]

September 28, 2014

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8:03 PM | FLEXIBLE MORALITY A PLUS: Adjunct. a story in three parts (and an assessment of that new social network).
WANTED: DISENFRANCHISED ADJUNCTS. TRAVEL THE WORLD. MEET INTERESTING PEOPLE. GET HEALTH INSURANCE. FLEXIBLE MORALITY A PLUS. There’s a new social network, called Ello. Since Amy and I (and sometimes David) teach a social media for environmental professionals course each spring, we’re pretty much committed to giving every nascent social network a fair trial, which means that […]
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1:39 PM | Project Puffin 1: Arrival on Seal Island
Earlier this summer, aquarists Austin Brayton and Jackie Anderson camped on a remote island in Maine to assist with Project Puffin, an Audubon Society project designed to restore populations of these clownish little seabirds. In this post, Austin provides some background and illustrates her first day on Seal Island. June 11, 2014  Introductions This summer aquarist Jackie Anderson and I had
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12:00 PM | Symphonies of the Sea
I am inspired by the sea. Inspired to understand the way it moves, meanders, ebbs, flows, heaves, and crashes. Others are inspired by the sea to create. Inspired to dance, draw, perform, paint, and compose. It is this last genre that I want to highlight with a selection of ocean-inspired symphonies. I like to think of them as bringing all the ocean to […]
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12:00 PM | Symphonies of the Sea
I am inspired by the sea. Inspired to understand the way it moves, meanders, ebbs, flows, heaves, and crashes. Others are inspired by the sea to create. Inspired to dance, draw, perform, paint, and compose. It is this last genre that I want to highlight with a selection of ocean-inspired symphonies. I like to think of them as bringing all the ocean to […]
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12:00 AM | malformalady: Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark
malformalady: Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark
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12:00 AM | malformalady: Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark
malformalady: Two-headed(polycephalic) bull shark

September 27, 2014

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8:00 AM | theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
theoceaniswonderful: stripedmarlin-11 by BigAnimals.com
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