Twenty Three Scientists and A Cartoonist


This Friday, June 5, 2014, the NOAA research vessel (R/V) Atlantis will depart Gulfport, Miss., with 23 scientists and myself onboard, bound for a deep sea expedition in the Gulf of Mexico for 10 days.

I have been chosen as the “artist in residence” on the DSV Alvin, a U.S. Navy deep submersible vehicle.  Alvin has a storied history, being used by the Navy to recover Cold War era Soviet subs and nuclear weapons, as well as being used by Nat Geo Explorer Bob Ballard to take some of the first photos of Titanic.


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World Turtle Day


Today is World Turtle Day, and what better day than today to shine a light on Sherman’s sidekick, Fillmore the sea turtle, and his amazing species.


Below is a Sherman’s Lagoon comic from June 2013 where Fillmore weighs in on his pricelessness.



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Website fixes


Hi there!

We know that there have been some problems with viewing the site in IE8,  and we apologize for the inconvenience to those of you who are not able to update your browsers.  As of Friday, June 21, we are pretty sure we’ve got them all fixed.  If you continue to have problems navigating the site, please try clearing your cache, and if the problems persist, let us know– if you can tell us what browser you’re having trouble with, that helps us find the problem and fix it more quickly.

Unfortunately, the fix for the navigation lost the comment buttons on the main page– comments are still on and you can make them by going to the individual post.  We thought being able to navigate was more important for now– we’ll get the comment buttons back up next week.

Thanks for bearing with us and thanks for reading!