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How David Cassidy Introduced A Hawaiian Shell To The World

David Cassidy, 70’s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, died today at age 67. In November of 1970, his hit song, “I Think I love You,” was everywhere on AM radio. It’s one of the first hit songs I recall from my childhood. As a seven-year-old boy in 1970, I remember David Cassidy for […]

10-23-17 A Bit of Harbor Seal - Video

Monday, October 23rd...during this year, from time to time, I have posted about the waters on the west side of San Juan Island and how something is wrong, to me anyway. I've noticed it all year. Changes would occur when salmon came through. Show More Summary


I’ve always been a big fan of science communication and the ability to tell compelling stories through alternate forms of media- especially video. Gloop, by videographer Gaby Bastyra, is one of my favorite examples of the ability to get a poignant message across in a visually stunning way. Gloop from gaby bastyra on Vimeo.

Only One of These is Ramen Noodles

Nothing says college breakfast of champions more than the salty, stale goodness of Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup. We’ve all been there…where Ramen is life…some of us might still be there…it’s okay friend. Which is why those visiting the California coast for summer vacation might be slightly confused on who dropped the Ramen in the ocean? […]

The harrowing life of the violet snail

  For a long time when I thought of the violet snail I thought of hopelessness. I first learned about it after moving to a new town in a new state, knowing almost no one. I sat in my living room full of boxes, with my too-small lamp lighting the too-big desk, an evening blizzard raging […]

Peak Poke? (Or, Our Choices Have Consequences)

One of my favorite urban myths is that at any point in time you are never more than six feet away from a rat.  Turns out that the reality is more like 164 feet away, but that’s just splitting rat hairs.  The point stands that where you find people, you find a lot of rats.  […]

crecrecreature: ignem-aeternum: Found this and thought y'all...

crecrecreature: ignem-aeternum: Found this and thought y'all would appreciate it ???? I call it “The Flight of the Scallops” If anyone knows where this is from please add a link because this is awesome. Source

Trolling in the deep: from raging rants to support of the strange

Today’s guest post is by Natasha Phillips, a marine biologist and PhD researcher based at Queen’s University Belfast, interested in the movement ecology, diet and energetics of ocean sunfishes (Twitter: @SunfishResearch, Blog: More Summary

2-12-17 A Tribute to Granny J-2

Sunday, February the Town of Friday Harbor and The Whale Museum held a tribute to Granny J-2....knowing that many people who knew Granny but live far away would not be able to attend, and because of requests by some...I remade the slide show into a movie so I could put it on my blog. Show More Summary

How do bone-eating worms eat bones?

The deep-sea Osedax bone-devouring worms could easily have been the poster child for Deep-Sea News instead of the Giant Squid.    I love them because Osedax these little soft sacks resemble snotty little flowers.  Perhaps that’s why the first named species got the Latin name of Osedax mucofloris, literally bone devouring mucus flower. The females are all […]

seafoodwatch: Seafood Watch’s Big Moments of 2016 Being a bunch of scientists, we here at Seafood...

seafoodwatch: Seafood Watch’s Big Moments of 2016 Being a bunch of scientists, we here at Seafood Watch usually channel our inner Vulcan and keep emotion out of it. We’re pretty proud, though, about a few things that happened this year. Show More Summary

Big wave story is big

I imagine somewhere there is a cold-war era control room in a deep bunker where an alarm bell starts ringing every time a giant ocean wave is detected. When the  World Meteorological Association announced there was a new record holder for the World’s biggest wave recorded by a buoy, I immediately scrambled for more info! A lone buoy deployed by […]

A Decade of Deep Sea Decadence

Today is legendary! Why, you ask? Well, we are celebrating TEN YEARS of DSN posts. That’s right – if you go wayyyyyyyyy back in the archives you will note that the proto-Deep Sea News empire began with a little post by Dr. M on December 13, 2006. What were we all doing in 2006? Well […]

npr: kqedscience: Jellyfish have survived five mass...

npr: kqedscience: Jellyfish have survived five mass extinctions and manage to live in every ocean. They are the ultimate survivors.  Watch the latest Deep Look video, brought to you by kqedscience and pbsdigitalstudios. Take a break from election and watch this video about jellies. -Emily Brainless, spineless, heartless and outlived the dinosaurs.

montereybayaquarium: Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just...

montereybayaquarium: Try as she might, MacKenzie Bubel just couldn’t satisfy the baby comb jellies. The aquarist was attempting to spawn a species called Mnemiopsis leidyi—a ghostly-looking little creature native to the Gulf of Mexico—in the Aquarium’s Jelly Lab. Show More Summary

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