Osedax worms living on a whale bone
- Dark Eaters: The Animals Living an Alternative Lifestyle by Nick Higgs in New Scientist – I take a look at new insights showing the importance of chemosynthesis in shallow water habitats.
- A Requiem for Giants by Nick Higgs in Shark Focus - Detailing our discovery of a shark 'graveyard' in the deep-sea and what it can tell us about the functioning of marine ecosystems.
- Whales, worms and the story of life by Nick Higgs in Planet Earth – I explain why we should fund curiosity driven research
- Taxonomy in Trouble? An Ocean Science Perspective by Nick Higgs in Ocean Challenge –Commentary on the debate about taxonomic expertise in the marine science community
In The News
- What to do with stranded whale carcasses? – BBC article in which I make the case for sinking stranded whale carcasses
- New Osedax trace fossil described – BBC article on our discovery of fossil Osedax traces
- Oily whale bones fuel unique ecosystems – News article for my paper in one of the Royal Society's scientific journals
Radio & Podcasts
Dissecting a sperm whale
- Britain's Sharks – Documentary on our successful deployment of the fist whale-fall experiment in the UK, with amazing footage shark scavenging
- The Museum of Life – The BBC film one of our fieldtrips to a whale-fall off Sweden for their series about the Natural History Museum
- Inside Nature's Giants – A Channel 4 series looking inside some of the planet's biggest beasts. We're in the background, helping to dissect this huge sperm whale to get bones for Osedax experiments
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