these are chromodoris nudibranchs. they come in all sorts of funky colors and i love them. the pink one is called 'chromodoris bullocki' which is very fun

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!

"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.

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

@pzmyers Shaggy 2-Dope and Violent J welcome you to the Family. 🤡🔪

@pzmyers say what you will about the Juggalos, they sure aren't hung up on framing or tone. And they don't agonize about the morality of Nazi Punching.

@pzmyers sometimes I think we should have all just sold out to Pepsi and banked those big-time blogging $$$$.

@pzmyers I've really enjoyed calling it The War of Southern Treason and then telling people I'm not into that PC nonsense when they try to correct me.

@pzmyers oh cod. I remember the Tone Wars. And the Great Framing Cataclysm.

I just bought a polymetallic "manganese" nodule from the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Which is actually pretty concerning since contractors shouldn't be able to commercialize high seas minerals yet. So now I get to track down the source of this nodule and find out what it means for the ISA"s mandate that seafloor resources be managed "for the good of mankind".

When I was in my 20s, I once fell 80 ft onto a granite slab while rock climbing, shook it off, and finished a 7-pitch route of mostly vertical overhangs.

Today I yawned so hard I hurt my back.

Thinking of doing a Patreon-only podcast. Does anyone have any experience either doing or listening to those that they'd be willing to share?

@bstacey yup! Though back in MD now. Was up for a conference marathon.

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