We read every report from every research cruise that made a biological observation at a hydrothermal vent. This is what we discovered:

262 Voyages Beneath the Sea: a global assessment of biodiversity and research effort at deep-sea hydrothermal vents

peerj.com/articles/7397/

@JoeyMaier I am impressed by you ingenuity and disappointing in your grits selection.

FYI - When packing a bluerov2, it is possible to fit a container of grits between the two starboard side vertical thrusters 😎

I built an open-source stepping machine, and you can too!

reStepper: It steps your steps when the steps you stepped weren't counted by your step counter.

github.com/SouthernFriedScient

A high school buddy asked me to bagpipe for his New Year's Eve wedding, which means between the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, black tie reception, and other events, I've got three suits, four different shoes, and full tartan regalia.

In the last year I've worked in Borneo, Saipan, California, Louisiana, and other locals for over 3 months total, and this two day trip to up the road to Baltimore is the most luggage I've traveled with all year.

money, getting paid, government shutdown, US politics, grant 

It was a cup that could *somehow* tell you exactly what you poured into it, down to calorie counts and alcohol content. Which would have been a billion dollar sensor revolution.

Just randomly thought of Vessyl, my all time favorite Silicon Valley vaporware scam.

One more publication before the new year! I'm one of the authors on this paper modeling Smooth Dogfish habitat along the east coast of the U.S. Different habitat preferences between males and females may mean a more sustainable male-only fishery is possible. Open access! afspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.co

"Stop throwing garbage candy off your parade floats" is the hill I will die on. Just more trash going straight into the ocean.

You know you want your own crew of frolicking Yeti Crabs.

These exclusive, limited edition stickers are only available for 4 more days through my Patreon campaign, and then they'll be gone forever.

patreon.com/Andrew_Thaler

It's finally here! Decorate your favorite piece of -themed equipment with The Very Merry Yeti Crab sticker.

Only on my Patreon and only until November 30. Subscribe now before they're gone.

patreon.com/Andrew_Thaler

Doctor Who Kerblam 

@JoeyMaier I suspect it's completely legal. But it'll make for an interesting story.

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