Mad as a Marine Biologist
Life through the goggles of a Marine Biologist. Biology, ecology, natural history and Conservation.
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Big apologies for prolonged silence. I’m mid Zoox Experience Programme at the moment with a bunch of fantastic volunteers in the south of Cebu doing Green Fins activities. As always the Internet is the most basic of basic and I’m lucky if Tumblr even loads! I’ll be back to answer your questions when we get into a bit more of a routine. For now, despite Internet frustrations, I’m enjoying a beautiful breakfast view!
griseus: two thing I didn’t know (and probably you too) about the giant isopod (Bathynomus sp) swims very well, and digs burrow. A important detail is the two red dots are from lasers mounted on the ROV and are 10 cm apart (this techique is called photogrammetry) gif from Andrew David Thaler’ videos More about giant isopods at Griseus
mica-low: Working on my atlantic blue crab life cycle illustration- here you have my palette, my color comp, the in-progress final piece, and all of my research on what other people have done with the same concept (almost universally badly drawn, typeset, or designed, which is actually kind of heartening)
ichthyologist: Basking Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) Sunfish have been observed lying flat on the surface of the ocean. This allows seabirds to feed on parasites from its body. Having a large flat body means that the fish is a good host for parasites to attach to. © BJ Stacey
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