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TGIF Video: Italian Spiderman

You can’t say farewell to Summer 2008 without a loving look back at… the Italian Spiderman. This viral video came on the scene like a Jersey girl on the boardwalk, sweeping Philly boys off their feet. We’re showing Episode 6, in which our hero seeks remnants of the the asteroid that formed the Chicxulub Crater…

Image courtesy Dr. Erik Cordes, Expedition to the Deep Slope, NOAA/MMS The deep-sea gorgonian genus Iridogorgia sp. is characterized by a partially calcareous axis with an open, upright spiral or helix arrangement (Verrill, 1883) used to strain food from the water column. Three new species were described last year (Watling 2007). According to Dr. Steve…

Sailor saves a bumblebee

When a sailor misses a chance to go to sea, he tends to wander around his garden, paying special attention to the clouds and the weather, as if he were walking on the ship’s deck in fresh sea air. He circles his home like it were a shipyard, looking for repairs. Today I noticed some…

Boneyard Is Up!

Zach at When Pigs Fly Returns has the latest edition of the paleo-carnival, The Boneyard! Keep an eye out for preserved naughty bits…

Trial by Fire

Well, we are mostly packed up and the family is ready for our big move to coastal North Carolina to start my new job at the Duke University Marine Lab! And it seems like we might be greeted with southern hospitality by Hannah. My first time living in the south and we are immediately confronted…

Carnival of the Blue #16

Over at The Saipan Blog. Excellent Collection of ocean-related articles. Learn about the proposed Mariana Trench National Monument and how Bush supports it! Kudos to Angelo for this edition of the Carnival of the Blue and all his hard work promoting the creation of the monument. Extra: Just read this letter to editor regarding the…

Some Deep issues today.

While Deep Sea News is still preparing our new home, spackling the cracks, painting the walls, sanitizing the fridge, throwing out the empties form the last tenant’s going away party, unpacking the boxes and otherwise getting settled in, other people are keeping on top of things in our ocean world! Toxel has sexy designs for…

Sheril reports that Barack Obama has taken up the challenge and answered the 14 questions posed by the ScienceDebate08 coalition. These 14 issues run the gamut from space to health to security and education. In particular to myself and you the reader, there was one very important question about the ocean’s health: 9. Ocean Health.…

Global Warming FAIL

I couldn’t resist. FAILBlog has the original entry, a screenshot from a forum by someone who has a plan to stop sea level rise, an outcome of global warming. Here is what the text says: “I was watching inconvenient truth the other day and theres the bit where it shows the sea level rising really…

TGIF: Its a Very Deep Sea

Just another lazy friday afternoon. I don’t know about you, but i felt more relaxed after listening to that, almost sleepy. Maybe you need a little sting to wake you up after that? (below the fold)