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Craig McClain
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Attended University of Massachusetts Boston
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A new article by +Liz Neeley  and I.  
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Is there a correlation between alligator attacks and childhood obesity? http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/friday-map-protect-your-children-this-halloween/
If you life in the South be careful of alligators nabbing your kids this holiday. Better yet protect your kids from Halloween candy. Alarming is just how different the South is in terms of childhoo...
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I just sent my letter you should too.
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My new work.
Starting about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, brachiopod groups disappeared in large numbers, along with 90 percent of the planet's species. Today, only a few groups, or genera, of brachiopods remain. 'Most people won't be familiar with brachiopods. They're pretty rare in the ...
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"From a metabolic perspective, the oceans have always belonged to the clams."

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Neatorama, my favorite website on the internet, mentions my crowd fund project with deep-sea science.
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Friends please consider contributing to my crowdfund project to study invertebrates in the deep oceans.  Also please share with your friends and family.  I am $3000 shy of my goal. https://www.microryza.com/projects/wood-is-it-what-s-for-dinner
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I need your help in crowd funding some cool deep-sea science.  
https://experiment.com/projects/wood-is-it-what-s-for-dinner
Wood: Is It What's For Dinner?
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What can unique communities that develop on deep-sea wood falls tell us about how productivity drives diversity
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Correlation between temperature extremes and mortality rates in the South
http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/colder-than-a-well-diggers-butt-in-january/
Tennessee Williams sets as the backdrop of Streetcar Named Desire the New Orleans’s French Quarter in the summertime. A time when the combination of heat and humidity is oppressive. By the end...
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Ed Yong writes about my latest research
In November 2006, Craig McClain sailed into the Pacific Ocean, threw 36 logs overboard, and created several new worlds. When wood sinks to the bottom of the ocean, whether from shipwrecks, uprooted...
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What your life needs right now is a larger-than-life plush Giant Isopod. A common visitor to food falls, Giant Isopods are scavengers of the deep. The DSN
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  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
    Assistant Director of Science, 2009 - present
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A Marine Biologist, Scientist Communicator, Editor, Director, Lover-Not-A-Fighter, Diver, Loving Husband, Conservationist, and Generally A Great All Around Guy
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A Deep-Sea Biologist, Invertebrate Evolutionary Ecologist, Editor, Director, Lover-Not-A-Fighter, Diver, Loving Husband, Open Access Advocate, Conservationist, and Generally A Great All Around Guy.

http://craigmcclain.com/
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Education
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
    Ph.D. Environmental Biology, 1998 - 2003
  • Hendrix College
    B.A. Religion/Biology, 1993 - 1997