Friday Smorgasbord: Bracket Buster Edition

It has been a while to say the least, but felt time was due to dust off the old keyboard and deliver another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We’re in the middle of March Madness here is the States and…

Friday Smorgasbord: HSP20 edition

We’re back for our pre-Thanksgiving installment of our Friday Smorgasbord. We’re almost done with the year and settling in for winter weather and the rush of holidays (hard to believe!). Without further ado, on with the Smorgs! Finally! Some Good…

Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Australia

From time to time the might ocean washes ashore rare and unusual creature and the latest one has scientists all aflutter because an extremely rare sea creature recently¬†washed ashore ¬†in Australia. This intriguing 10- to 13-foot creature is thought to…

Whales are major players in marine ecosystems for twice as long as they are alive

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/29987934[/vimeo] It is intuitive and obvious that an animal as large as a whale would be important to marine ecosystems when they are alive, requiring tons of food per day to stay alive, but the body of a…

New Sea Anemone found in belly of whale

A new species of sea anemone has been found in the carcass of a whale that sunk to the ocean floor off the coast of Monterey, California, marking the first discovery of one of these filter-feeding marine animals living in…