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March 13, 2015

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11:42 AM | Drops and a pool
Sometimes I am so glad to have this blog, just because it gives me permission to do things like film drops falling from a wet life vest into a pool with a calm water surface. Of course, nobody actually needs … Continue reading →
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7:38 AM | A Fond Friday Farewell
Parting is always such sweet sorrow. Although we have a tinge of sadness this week at DSN, sometimes we’re powerless to halt change. In this case, we must console ourselves with cocktails and wave our friends off into the sunset. Rick and Al have left the nest. But a loss for DSN means a big […]
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7:38 AM | A Fond Friday Farewell
Parting is always such sweet sorrow. Although we have a tinge of sadness this week at DSN, sometimes we’re powerless to halt change. In this case, we must console ourselves with cocktails and wave our friends off into the sunset. Rick and Al have left the nest. But a loss for DSN means a big […]

March 11, 2015

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6:47 PM | The Animals of the Musashi Battleship
On November 1st, 1940 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched the Yamato Class Battleship the Musahsi. She and her sister ship, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed.  The Musahsi was lost on October 24th 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf during World War II. On March 2nd, an expedition lead by Microsoft cofounder, Paul Allen, […]
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6:47 PM | The Animals of the Musashi Battleship
On November 1st, 1940 the Imperial Japanese Navy launched the Yamato Class Battleship the Musahsi. She and her sister ship, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed.  The Musahsi was lost on October 24th 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf during World War II. On March 2nd, an expedition lead by Microsoft cofounder, Paul Allen, […]
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6:02 PM | Keeping An Ear Out For Whale Evolution
[php]Large whales are notoriously hard to study. Except when rising to breathe, they swim beneath the ocean's surface out of human sight, which makes it difficult to find and track them. They often live far from land, beyond human reach, and can be quite shy if people do approach. Even if scientists could catch up with them, large whales are too big to capture for study at sea or in captivity. Modern technologies, like GPS trackers, ...
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11:47 AM | How theories influence the scientific process
Observations are not as objective as we thought they were. Today I want to talk about the paper “The theory-ladenness of observations and the theory-ladenness of the rest of the scientific process” by Brewer and Lambert (2001). I’ve been thinking about … Continue reading →
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3:11 AM | The Life, and Death, of Jairo
Every year female hawksbill, loggerhead, green, and the massive leatherback sea turtle come to nest on the Atlantic coastline of Costa Rica, each female returning to her home beach after a year of feeding in the open ocean. During the 1960s, the nearly every green turtle nesting in this region was taken to export for […]
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3:11 AM | The Life, and Death, of Jairo
Every year female hawksbill, loggerhead, green, and the massive leatherback sea turtle come to nest on the Atlantic coastline of Costa Rica, each female returning to her home beach after a year of feeding in the open ocean. During the 1960s, the nearly every green turtle nesting in this region was taken to export for […]

March 10, 2015

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10:30 PM | Victorians show their passion for marine science
Originally posted on Prue Addison's Research:Over 200 members of the general public attended the sold out event “Showcasing Victoria’s Marine Science” at Museum Victoria last week. This event aimed to showcase some of the most cutting edge research being conducted by Victorian marine scientists, and was hosted by the Australian Marine Sciences Association…

March 09, 2015

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10:55 PM | Long May Your Big Jib Draw
Goodbyes are the worst things ever. EVER. Especially when it comes to two people I have looked up to for so long. Not only are Al and Rick impeccable science communicators, when I think of tangible hope for our oceans…their names are at the top of the list. I could not think of two finer gentlemen on […]
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10:55 PM | Long May Your Big Jib Draw
Goodbyes are the worst things ever. EVER. Especially when it comes to two people I have looked up to for so long. Not only are Al and Rick impeccable science communicators, when I think of tangible hope for our oceans…their names are at the top of the list. I could not think of two finer gentlemen on […]
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11:14 AM | How the shape of your bow can save you a lot of time and money
My dear ship builder and naval architect friends, if this post seems horribly oversimplified to you, you are very welcome to write a guest post and go into this topic in as much detail as you feel is needed So … Continue reading →
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9:58 AM | Farewell My Friends
“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”  -Jacques Yves Cousteau I can think of no two men this quote applies to more than Rick Macpherson and Al Dove.  For the last five years, these two men have shared freely […]
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9:58 AM | Farewell My Friends
“When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.”  -Jacques Yves Cousteau I can think of no two men this quote applies to more than Rick Macpherson and Al Dove.  For the last five years, these two men have shared freely […]
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6:20 AM | Malacology Monday
You already know that Deep Sea News provides expert reporting, in-depth analysis, first-person research, and sarcastic mockery of contemporary topics relevant to our ocean world. Unlike other popular science sites that can be wildly imaginative and dangerously inaccurate, DSN’s crew of scientists cut through the pop-science b.s. and re-posted misinformation to deliver ocean news that […]
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6:20 AM | Malacology Monday
You already know that Deep Sea News provides expert reporting, in-depth analysis, first-person research, and sarcastic mockery of contemporary topics relevant to our ocean world. Unlike other popular science sites that can be wildly imaginative and dangerously inaccurate, DSN’s crew of scientists cut through the pop-science b.s. and re-posted misinformation to deliver ocean news that […]

March 08, 2015

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3:08 PM | Meet the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
Hello, my name is Vance, and I am a Vaquita. I am also known as the Gulf of California Harbor Porpoise. I live off of Mexico in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). There are only 100 of us left, making us the most critically endangered small cetacean (whale) in the world. Eek, that’s […]
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2:26 PM | Why the Foldscope is My New Favorite Toy
This past year Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” From simply putting two pieces of glass together for magnification purposes to being able to follow individual molecules within a cell, I think saying we have come far in the field of […]
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2:26 PM | Why the Foldscope is My New Favorite Toy
This past year Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, and William Moerner received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.” From simply putting two pieces of glass together for magnification purposes to being able to follow individual molecules within a cell, I think saying we have come far in the field of […]

March 07, 2015

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1:04 AM | What’s this viral video mystery blob? (hint: it’s not a pyrosome)
Hi lovely internet. I’ve noticed lots of folks getting really excited about a new video going viral. Many are calling this giant strange worm a pyrosome. Now, I love pyrosomes. I’ve written about pyrosomes and am very honored that news sites are quoting my article in their coverage of this video. Thank you. It means a lot and […]
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1:04 AM | What’s this viral video mystery blob? (hint: it’s not a pyrosome)
Hi lovely internet. I’ve noticed lots of folks getting really excited about a new video going viral. Many are calling this giant strange worm a pyrosome. Now, I love pyrosomes. I’ve written about pyrosomes and am very honored that news sites are quoting my article in their coverage of this video. Thank you. It means a lot and […]

March 06, 2015

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2:34 PM | Are the ocean and atmosphere finally cooperating and is El Niño really here? Probably.
El Niño has been playing with my heart for a whole year now*. It’s coming. It’s not coming. It’s gonna be huge. It’s not coming now. The ocean looks like en EL Niño but the atmosphere doesn’t. Y U SO FICKLE THE CHILD? I cut my loses, ran from this atmospheric/ocean phenomena prediction and healed my bruised […]
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2:34 PM | Are the ocean and atmosphere finally cooperating and is El Niño really here? Probably.
El Niño has been playing with my heart for a whole year now*. It’s coming. It’s not coming. It’s gonna be huge. It’s not coming now. The ocean looks like en EL Niño but the atmosphere doesn’t. Y U SO FICKLE THE CHILD? I cut my loses, ran from this atmospheric/ocean phenomena prediction and healed my bruised […]
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11:35 AM | Vortex street
Do you use a tide chart to find the best time for your Saturday walk, too? I showed you a vortex street on a plate formed by pulling a paint brush through sugary water as an example. Now today I want to show … Continue reading →

March 05, 2015

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12:30 PM | Merchants of Doubt Movie
Do go see the Merchants of Doubt Movie.  Los Angeles and New York March 6 opening, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington DC the 13th.  More widely starting the 20th of March.  The movie is inspired by the book of the same name, about how it is established industries can sell Doubt even in areas where the science is pretty well established.The movie is not the book, nor does it make the mistake of trying to put the book on screen.  But it does pick up many of the threads, […]

March 04, 2015

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12:19 PM | Confluence of Danube and Morava river
Confluence of Danube and Morava river. Watching the shear flow on Elbe river the other day, I was reminded of another shear flow which I had watched a long time ago. In 2009, J and I went to Bratislava in … Continue reading →
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2:38 AM | For Hoff Yeti Crabs Food, Sex, and Birth Determine Living Space At Vents  
Within just a few short centimeters the temperature drops from 350˚C to -1.5˚C (692 to 29.3˚F). At 2.6 kilometers deep in the Antarctic Ocean lies the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) dotted with hydrothermal vents. Here, in this unique spot the world’s coldest ocean is in contact with one of the seafloor’s hottest environments. Life residing at hostile vents […]
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2:38 AM | For Hoff Yeti Crabs Food, Sex, and Birth Determine Living Space At Vents  
Within just a few short centimeters the temperature drops from 350˚C to -1.5˚C (692 to 29.3˚F). At 2.6 kilometers deep in the Antarctic Ocean lies the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) dotted with hydrothermal vents. Here, in this unique spot the world’s coldest ocean is in contact with one of the seafloor’s hottest environments. Life residing at hostile vents […]

March 02, 2015

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12:30 PM | Better thoughts
During my weird week, I also had a couple signs of beauty.  Both from my nieces, and one in the midst of sadness.  If I haven't reminded you before: I've got great nieces!First, from my niece Kristen, whom you've heard from before, an observation about science/scientists: Somehow I was chosen as one of two students who got to share dinner at an excellent Cuban place (which the school paid for) with most of the chemistry professors and the person who gave a presentation to us […]
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