Craig McClain, Deep Sea News blogger and marine biologist, asked his students to collect size data on ocean giants and tweet at the same time. Here’s why… McClain, a Duke University professor and founder of the blog Deep Sea News, designed a class this past fall that … Continue readingSizing Ocean Giants in the Toronto Star
Lessons From Creating an Online Outreach Empire from Craig McClain I delivered a preliminary talk on the opening night of ScienceOnline Oceans. I am extremely flattered by the invitation and the enthusiastic reception to my talk. Many asked me to post my slides online but I felt … Continue readingLessons From Creating an Online Outreach Empire
NSFW features some choice quotes from me on why Giant Squid’s aren’t larger.
In June, I wrote at Deep-Sea News how an ancient coastline through the south is reflected today in the voting patterns through a linkage of plankton, soil, cotton, slavery, and demography. A little teaser: Hale County in west central Alabama and Bamberg County in southern … Continue readingHow presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline
A recent online article in Forbes about whether a Lion’s Mane Jellyfish is truly big or not links to my prior post at DSN (also see my discussion here about this). Best part of the post this juicy quote. Why am I convinced that millions … Continue readingForbes: He’s a geek and he did his homework
A marine giant is found and Craig McClain is to the rescue to dispel myth from fact! Have you seen this picture? Apparently it’s been floating around on the internet for a while now, but has experienced something of a comeback as of late, usually with some … Continue readingIn which I become an expert on everything big in the ocean
My new paper is out! Craig R. McClain, James C. Stegen, and Allen H. Hurlbert Dispersal, environmental niches and oceanic-scale turnover in deep-sea bivalves Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences published online before print December 21, 2011, doi:10.1098/rspb.2011.2166 I discuss it over at my other website, … Continue readingLet It Snow!
Man has this month been busy! As reward a paper I coauthored sees the light of day. The elevator pitch of the story? A key event in the Earth’s history, the first appearance of life, is not recognized as a major time boundary. This has lead … Continue readingA Busy Month In Which I Help Name A New Geologic Age
My new article at Miller-McCune is out today! I discuss the Darwin Day Road Show, an experiment in evolutionary outreach from the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. A posse of evolutionary scientists traveled to the heart of America to share their excitement about science on the … Continue readingScientists Take Charles Darwin on the Road
Virginia Gewin writes about scientists fostering online personas for Nature. The article is well researched and discusses a variety of scenarios from a variety of online personalities. Online media offer researchers unique ways to express their interests and goals, foster collaborations and garner invitations and … Continue readingSocial media: Self-reflection, online