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February 08, 2015

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11:57 PM | Dead on a Beach
I haven’t posted much lately, and I’m going to blame the sunshine. This is the first rainstorm that we’ve had this year, and only the second of our winter rainy season. It’s just been too nice outside to sit inside … Continue reading →

February 07, 2015

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2:00 PM | Shots First, Ask Questions Later
The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 2/8/2015. In America, enshrined in our First Amendment, we have a right to voicing our own opinions. But ever since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, I’ve been thinking about whether free speech does have limits. If what I say ends up hurting others, or even myself, I may have a right to say it… but should I? We call ourselves the freest country in the world, but the vast majority of […]
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12:00 AM | lifeofafuturemarinebiologist: Viper moray eel by Lazaro Ruda on...
lifeofafuturemarinebiologist: Viper moray eel by Lazaro Ruda on Flickr.
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12:00 AM | lifeofafuturemarinebiologist: Viper moray eel by Lazaro Ruda on...
lifeofafuturemarinebiologist: Viper moray eel by Lazaro Ruda on Flickr.

February 06, 2015

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5:59 PM | Looking for Love? Online Dating Under the Sea
[php]Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For more dating options head over to the Unearthed Blog from Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History! We're partial to the sea otter and the triplewart seadevil!...
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3:14 PM | Fun Science FRIEDay – Those Genes Look Tasty
In a very basic sense there is a general dichotomy in the grouping of organisms on this planet as either a plant or as an animal. Myself, like most of the rest of you, belong to the animal group, but there are those organisms out there that exists on the boundary; one in particular is the sea slug, […]

February 05, 2015

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8:07 PM | Have We Hit The Chicken Little Point In Ocean Conservation?
[php]Credit: Illustration from "Chicken Little" in the New Barnes Reader vol.1, New York, 1916 The sky is falling! The sky is falling! So cries Chicken Little (or Chicken Licken, or Henny Penny, depending on the telling) in the well-known folk tale. In the story, an acorn falls on Chicken Little’s head, and she takes it as a sign...
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2:34 PM | Communing over the dead: Seanetters and vultures
Edward posted a comment on the last post that I think is quite useful, and thus, I share it here in its entirety. He writes first about the identity of the set of wings featured in that post, and I concur with his assessment that this is a female common eider. “My first impression is […]
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5:12 AM | Bone Conduction is Better than Pressure, or, Put your Whale in my Rocket Scanner
What do a decapitated whale, an x-ray scanner for solid-fuel rockets, and noise pollution have in common? This is not the start of a really weird joke–they are all major elements in a new paper by Ted Cranford and Petr … Continue reading →

February 04, 2015

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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
lifeunderthewaves:shy by walterzone
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