Wednesday roundup: Feliz Nudidad! Benthic ecology on lost shipping containers!

Nudibranch in the snow - Feliz Nudidad!

I uploaded some nudibranch pics to my Google+ profile and for whatever reason, G+ automatically generated this. And what's funnier than an animated GIF of a nudibranch in the snow? Nothing, that's what.

 

Benthic Ecology on Lost Shipping Containers

Abandoned shipping container on ocean floor

According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, "an estimated 10,000 shipping containers are lost over the side of cargo ships during rough weather each year." MBARI follows the fauna that colonize lost shipping containers more than 1200 meters below the surface.


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