Time again for another weekly round-up. Featured Image; A delightful wander through time and the use of monsters in maps (Live Science). A short review on the new book by Chet Van Duzer’s “Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps”. Images/Videos If you had to condense 4000 years into one chart, could you do it? 16 Facts that…… Continue reading Sea Monsters
Hey everybody, I am back from my field site and have settled back into life at Ole Miss. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time to kick start this blog. Alright so each week I usually end up with a bunch of links to really cool blog posts or videos. I thought it would…… Continue reading Embryonic Zebrafish
Mark and I are field researchers. This means that we spend a lot of time working in the water and that the only suits we own are wet. We wear flip-flops to work and often leave them by the door. Spending the better part of the day in the water necessitates a certain lifestyle that…… Continue reading SCUBA Grunge
Death From Above
Christopher Swann is by far one of my favorite photographers, and here is a great reason why. Check out these incredible images of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) chasing a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) for 2 hours. I would love to have seen the attack pattern of the small orca pod, working in sync to take down the…… Continue reading Death From Above
What is a scientist?
Do they have all the answers? What do they do all day? And when will they learn from all this zombie-virus outbreak stuff? Actually, scientists are just as clueless as any other person, the main difference is that scientists are paid to try and find some clues. In short, they question. If we knew all…… Continue reading What is a scientist?
My professor, Malcolm Hill, once remarked that mosquito are here to pay back the blood debt we owe to nature. Though I fervently agree, I also think they are more than nature’s tax collectors. They remind me that no matter how hard we try, we are part of nature, interwoven into an unimaginably complex, dynamic…… Continue reading Mosquitos
Featured Article Have you ever been introduced to Migaloo, the albino Humpback whale (I09). Pictures/Videos; Ever wondered what a Giant squid (Grimalditeuthis bonplandi) looks like? A lovely trip through time to see the historical progression of diving suits. Super Athletes, should we or should we not? Ever wondered why we swear so much? A frog…… Continue reading Migaloo
A Sorry Dive
This video is for Emily, to help give you an understanding of what our days are normally like. This is a short video of us heading out to our coral site, hope you enjoy.
Chichen Itza (Mexico) as of a few years ago, is considered one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. And boy, is it now one of the wonders of my world. As I walking around I felt as if this location held some degree of inhumane perfection that could not be achieved in my…… Continue reading Celestial Calendar
Old Timey Maps
This is a shortpost, about a blog [Discovery News] posting about a story [Science Daily] that links to a video [http://vimeo.com/68311221] discussing a paper [White et al. In Press]. If you have ever wondered how India, Australia and Antarctica used to form a single massive continent, most people probably haven’t, but if you have then one or all…… Continue reading Old Timey Maps
Wired Space Photo of the Day is one of my favourite (and fast) daily online destinations. Not only does it follow through in providing a picture of space everyday, but pretty much every image is just amazing. For example, check out today’s post… it is a lava flow from a massive space volcano, on a…… Continue reading Moon Lava