WhaleTimes Board Member Tamara Frank, PhD from Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center (Dania Beach, Florida) is out to sea and sharing her adventure with us.
A hurricane off the Atlantic coast has created some rough weather, but the science team aboard the NOAA RV Pisces has still had some success. The cruise is the deepwater biodiversity cruise off the Bear Seamount.
Paper nautilus shell brought up from deep
As they study populations in the deep, one of the trawls brought up a rarely seen paper nautilus with the shell in still intact. Beautiful! Little is known about this delicate cephalopod.
Thanks Tammy for sharing the photos.
more to come…
Thank you for celebrating the ‘beauty of ugly’ — Hagfish Day with us!
Hagfish hanging out.
Hello Hagfish Day Fans!
We apologize for the paucity of Hagfish Day fun, animals and activities. As you may have read (if you went to the bottom of the first page) WhaleTimes was hacked at the end of September.
Since we had already planned to rebuild the site early next year, to celebrate our 20th anniversary (yea!), we chose to find the silver lining and decided to start rebuilding now.
At any rate, we still want you to celebrate the ‘beauty of ugly’ so here are some fun activities You must try making your own hagfish slime or perhaps make a gorgeous Hagfish Day Bouquet for a friend or even write a Hagfish Haiku, or make a Slime Time Crown and become Hagfish Day Royalty
enGrossed in Slime or It’s Not Funny Activity
Slime Time Crown
Write Hagfish Haikus
Make a Hagfish Cootie Catcher (aka Fortune Tellers) and don’t forget to… Say it with a Hagfish Bouquet