The “Nature” of scientific publishing. Are high impact journals distorting the scientific process?
Policy / Science / Science and Communication

The “Nature” of scientific publishing. Are high impact journals distorting the scientific process?

A Nobel Prize winning biologist has announced a boycott of high impact journals such as Nature, Science, and Cell. When a Nobel Prize winner says something like that, people listen.  The question is really whether or not that stance is well founded. Randy Shekman, the Nobel winner in question, is the editor of an open access … Continue reading

Who’s “Lyin'” about Lionfish?
Marine Life / Policy / Science

Who’s “Lyin'” about Lionfish?

There has been a recent debate in the scientific literature about the effect of predators on invasive lionfish. Are Caribbean predators controlling the lionfish invasion? Two studies seem to have conflicting results. Is someone “lyin’” about lionfish? See previous post, The Great Debate: Predators vs Lionfish, for background on the lionfish invasion and more info on the … Continue reading

The Great Debate: Predators vs Lionfish
Marine Life / Policy

The Great Debate: Predators vs Lionfish

There has been a recent debate in the scientific literature about the effect of predators on invasive lionfish. Are Caribbean predators controlling the lionfish invasion? Two studies seem to have conflicting results: Also, stay tuned to find out if someone is “lyin’” about lionfish! Background: See previous posts about lionfish featured in Marine Monster Mash and Photography Friday. … Continue reading

Photography Friday: Seahorse
Oddities in the Ocean / Podcasts and Videos

Photography Friday: Seahorse

Check out our previous related posts this week about Poseidon’s Steed and seahorses as stealth predators! More fun facts about seahorses: Seahorses are monogamous and the males bear the young. They are poor swimmers and can die of exhaustion during storms. They have no teeth or stomach so food passes extremely quickly through their digestive systems. Seahorses … Continue reading