Deep Sea Dubstep
February 25, 2014 6:08 AM   Subscribe

Watch out for tongue splinters. Deep sea scientist Craig McClain is investigating communities which thrive on wood that falls to the bottom of the sea, so he "chunked 36 logs overboard". You want to see footage of the experiment set to dubstep? Course you do. [via mefi projects]
posted by billiebee (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome! This is as good as it gets.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 6:26 AM on February 25, 2014

I think I saw a sea pig!
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:51 AM on February 25, 2014

There's going to be no small disappointment at the bottom of the sea when these creatures find out that Horatio Nelson has not been reincarnated and that this is just some guy's science experiment.
posted by three blind mice at 7:44 AM on February 25, 2014

I love all of this.
posted by Theta States at 8:04 AM on February 25, 2014

Umm, marvelous.
posted by nmguiniling at 8:11 AM on February 25, 2014 is a cool place.
posted by stbalbach at 8:48 AM on February 25, 2014

Deep Sea News is now my favourite web site. If not for the heart eels (do not click! parasites!), for the Sea Sapphire: Japanese fisherman of old had a name for this kind of water, “tama-mizu”, jeweled water.
posted by sneebler at 9:58 AM on February 25, 2014 [4 favorites]

Great post, great project.
posted by MartinWisse at 11:27 AM on February 25, 2014

FYI, this is video is for Craig trying to crowdfund some of this deep sea woodfall work. Worth checking out and kicking in a few bucks if you like this research.

And, heck, if you get spendy, you could buy a chunk of wood bored by these critters of the deep!

(disclosure: I'm one of the #SciFund organizers & posted the original post at projects - if you've got questions about science crowdfunding, I've got answers!)

(also, I think this is one of the coolest vids we've had yet, although Dr. Zen's from the last two rounds were also off the charts amazing)
posted by redbeard at 8:18 PM on February 25, 2014

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