Controversy upon controversy: Not “Float, explode, or sink”, but rather *implode*?

The 2012 study “Float, explode or sink: postmortem fate of lung-breathing marine vertebrates,” which [as we mentioned here yesterday] was awarded the prestigious Senckenberg Award, does have its detractors. Or rather, detractor. Who advances a theory that certain carcasses implode. A.J. Van Loon [pictured here] of Adam Miczkiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, published a commentary about explaining why he […]

Float/explode/sink carcass study wins Senckenberg Award

Joyous news about a contrarian study of upside-down-carcass theory, reported this month in the journal that published the study: “Authors of outstanding article receive Senckenberg Award!” Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, November 2013. We are pleased to announce, that the Alexander von Humboldt-Gedächtnispreis 2013 was awarded to authors of the following article, published in the special issue […]