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Over at Island of Doubt, you’ll find Carnival of the Blue 12, ‘A celebration of all things wet and wonderful‘. This month features contributions from both The Intersection and Correlations. I especially enjoyed reading Jame’s take on my April 28th post that explained NOAA’s never been authorized by Congress: WTF? No wonder we’re running out…

Paging Kevin, Craig, Peter, PZ, Jennifer, Josh, Mark, Andrew, Benny, Ed, Miriam, Rick, J., and Hugh… COLOSSAL SQUID! ‘On Wednesday, a 30 foot long, 900-pound colossal squid hauled up from the Antarctic last January will be studied by a team of scientists… but the catch is, they’ll only have FOUR hours!‘ [Note, the awesomeness of…

NOAA Doesn’t Exist

According to NOAA.gov, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. As it happens, many of my good friends and…

The Legend Lives On

Biologists in northern Vietnam have identified a soft-shell giant turtle believed to be extinct in the wild! Swinhoe’s turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) was found and photographed in a lake west of the capital, Hanoi. It’s one of the most critically endangered species of turtle in the world. And get this: These legendary animals grow up to…

Carnival of the Blue 11

This month, The Brothers Bleiman host Carnival of the Blue 11 and Zooillogix features categories spanning the benthos from ‘Hot Mollusk Action‘ to ‘Darling It’s Better, Down Where It’s Wetter.’ Rumored to be the ‘best ever‘, it’s a post to behold, and we’ve got our own contribution in the mix, so go check it out!

Last night I had dinner with Geerat Vermeij–a man who can examine a shell and understand its history whether hundreds of millions of years old or newly collected on the seashore. He’s one of the world’s most famous paleoecologists and has published on subjects ranging from leaf morphology to bird evolution. I’ve been interested to…

It seems nearly universal that we are drawn to oceans. Children and adults alike marvel at whales, sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and on. Our imagination runs wild wondering about all the biodiversity and mystery lurking just below the surface of the great blue. Check out my post over at Correlations for a Top Ten List…

Well it seems Nature has taken sides in The Great Marine Invertebrate Wars, which began here at The Intersection last week: A bizarre geek-fight has erupted in the blogosphere over which types of invertebrates are coolest, Echinoderms or Molluscs. And I’m sad to report, the otherwise brilliant journal fails to recognize the awe-inspiring, ever-charismatic, comic-book-superhero…

In the epic unfolding that began last week here at The Intersection–which has come to be known throughout the interwebs as The Great Marine Invertebrate Wars–it’s a proud day for echinoderm enthusiasts everywhere… Yes friends, the ever-charismatic sea cucumber has become a comic book hero! When we last left Pucker, we were missing the other…

Check it out at Carnival of the Blue 10 now live up at Kate Wing’s place with a contribution from The Intersection in the mix…