Friday Smorgasbord

Friday Smorgasbord: Granny sharks, tough crabs and more

It’s the end of the week and for those you us stuck working and not enjoying a much-needed vacation, it means the final day before a weekend of fun! But before we crack open a cold one, there are still…

Friday Smorgasbord: Dinofish, lava, orbs and baby seals

Welcome to another iteration of our Friday Smorgasbord or maybe its more of a Friday Tapas — small servings of some intriguing articles, videos and items that caught our attention this week. We have a good one today featuring prehistoric-looking…

Friday Smorgasbord: Giant lobsters, ocean surprises and rooms with a view

A great meal or fuel for a nightmare? Biologist Forrest Galante got quite the surprise when he was diving for lobsters off the coast of Anacapa Island in California as he came across this ginormous 70-year-old, 12-pound monster of a…

Friday Smorgasbord: Why fish smell, stupid human tricks, circuit pen, cold corals, nudis and more

Welcome to this addition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We have a few fun ones lined up for you today. Ever wonder what makes fish smell, well fishy? It has to do with the natural process of decay and some physiology…

Friday Smorgasbord: Happy clams, archerfish, fish surgery, giant squid and peeing in the ocean

We are happy as a clam to deliver our next installment of the Friday Smorgasbord. Every wonder what the origins of the idiom actually are? Seems it has been in use by sailors and shellfish gatherers from the mid-1600s in…

Friday Smorgasbord: Reef smells, dogs, camo and drones

It has been far too long between posting our last Friday Smorgasbord and since summer is nearly over and we are all back to the normal grind, it made sense to dust off the typewriter and craft a new smorgasbord…

Friday Smorgasbord: Old seas, strange fish and 3D maps

It’s Friday and here is another edition of our weekly smorgasbord of weird, wacky and interesting. Starting off is the discovery of a 100-million-year-old ocean found under the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. US Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists drilling discovered what…

Friday Smorgasbord: Mixed media, Orcas, Old Clams and more

After taking a few Friday’s off, we’re getting back on pace with another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. Leading off this week’s version with a¬†pirouette is a unique and fascinating mashup. Looking at our aquariums, we are mesmerized with the…

Friday Smorgasbord: Sponges, 3D printed reefs and sharks

We can’t believe October is almost behind us! Seems like this year is just cranking by and we were just wondering how to keep our tanks cool in the hot summer. Now that we are adding redundancy to our tank…

Friday Mega-Smorgasbord: Squid arms, robofish, shark feast, sea slugs, coral planting, living undersea, AEFW hit the high seas and gigantic clumps of whale poo

We have a great post lined up for this Friday with everything from amazing to just odd and something in between. We lead off this edition with a breaking story about deep sea squids that actually tear its arms free…