Deep Sea News


Snail over at A Snail’s Eye View, one of the best blogs on the triple -W, casts a firm vote for the Mollusks. Snail reminds also reminds us that Google delineates a clear winner. Arthropods also suck. And just in case Peter and Kevin get a little confused and start thinking about corals. For a recap of everyone’s stance…

Snail’s Eye View
DSN 1, 2 , 3, & 4.

DSN (thanks to that traitor Kevin)
Not Exactly Rocket Science To Figure Out Mollusks Are Better

Dr Joan Bushwell’s Refuge For Invertebrates That Suck
The Intersucktion
A Blog Around Something Or Other


  1. #1 JasonR
    March 23, 2008

    Wait, I thought it was the Poriferans that sucked.

  2. #2 blf
    March 23, 2008

    And DSN bounces off the ropes, grabs Bushwell’s and chomps hard! But he’s ambushed! Ambushed! Rocket Science trips DSN, and Bushwell rolls on top, grabs the hair, and bounces his chin off the floor!

    There goes bell.

    Stay tuned for the next round of Invertebrate wresting.

  3. #3 Snail
    March 23, 2008

    It’s simply the natural order of things.

  4. #4 Peter
    March 23, 2008

    It’s probably fair to say that Sheril is the best thing that holothurians have going for them at this point… :)

  5. #5 CK
    March 24, 2008

    Ehem…MICROBES kick everyone’s butt at 4,110,000:

  6. #6 Dr. Whore
    March 24, 2008

    Maybe this is simply an indication that those who study echinoderms have better things to do (like real research) than waste their time blogging or discussing the wonders of echinoderms online.

  7. #7 kevin z
    March 24, 2008

    No, Its just a vindication of their inferiority. If they thought so highly of their study organisms, they would be spreading their love for and knowledge of their spiny-skinned objects of affection.

    And who is wasting time by reading blogs? ahem…

  8. #8 Dr. Whore
    March 24, 2008

    Well, I’m not studying echinoderms currently and unfortunately. I’m studying the effects of estrogen on guinea pig and mouse brains; therefore, I have lots of time on my hands for distractions of the marine kind.

  9. #9 jebyrnes
    March 24, 2008

    So, if we were going with tunicates here, could we use their Phylum? ’cause if we can, I somehow get the feeling they might trounce y’all. TUNICATA 4EVAH!

  10. #10 CR McClain
    March 24, 2008

    Take your tunicate comments elsewhere, they are not welcomed here

  11. #11 Jim Lemire
    March 28, 2008

    Oh yeah, I’m bringing it right back at ya, big guy

  12. #12 Kallen
    March 31, 2008

    I’ve noticed this Mollusca vs. Echinodermata fight as well, and have posted my vote for Echinoderms at

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