Monthly Archives: May 2009

Wandering Sea Grapes Blow Scientists’ Mind Grapes

Deep sea researchers have just released a paper [PDF] on the apparently motile habits of Gromia sphaerica, a giant deep-sea amoeba the size and shape of a grape. Previously known only in the Red Sea, the specimens in question here … Continue reading

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“Ocean Life in Olden Days”

Earlier this week, the Census of Marine Life put out a press release summarizing their findings of their History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP) division.  Some of those findings can cause you to catch your breath a little bit. In … Continue reading

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Royal Rep Eats Seal Heart Sushi

An interesting story from Nunavut Territory, in the Canadian Arctic: it seems that the official tasked by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth with keeping an eye on the Canadians has, in the best tradition of British colonials, gone ever so slightly … Continue reading

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Gettin’ Funky with the Fishes

The warm weather is finally back in New York City, and Sex week is in full swing at Deep Sea News. This afternoon they provided musical accompaniment for grooving sea turtles and kinky limpets with Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes, … Continue reading

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xkcd Shows Us the Future of Large Pelagics Tagging

Sattelite tags are for suckers… You’re welcome, by the way, for the original title-text…

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The Bottom of the River

Following my last post, here is another about Empire State waterways cribbed from a publication with “New York” in the title (the Times, this time). On Friday, GE began dredging a stretch of the upper Hudson River which they used, … Continue reading

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The Bottom of the Harbor

I just read a great short article/annotated map in New York Magazine about everything that lies beneath the dull surface of the city’s rivers, canals, channels, and open water. It has a couple of great bathymetric images of the upper … Continue reading

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My Favorite Joke

Two humpback whales, a male and a female, are out in the ocean, mating. The male looks at the female, and says, “EEEEEEEAAAAAAUW YYYYYEEUUUOAWWWWGHHHHHHHHH RREEEEEEEE? EEHHRRHEEEEEEEEEEEEE? GRONK GROOONK GREEEOOOONK YEEY YEEY EEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHHHEEEAAAWEEEEEAAAAAWW” The female rolls her eyes and says, “Shut … Continue reading

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Hello world!

      PROGRAM HELLO_WORLD C THE FORTRAN 77 HELLO WORLD PROGRAM. NOTE CORRECT USE OF C INDENTATION TO MAINTAIN BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY WITH C PUNCH CARDS, AND ALL CAPS TO MAINTAIN PROPER STIFFNESS. C THIS PROGRAM, HOWEVER, WILL STILL NOT COMPILE C (SYNTAX … Continue reading

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