Thanks to all for the great time last night! Kelly, Anna, and Drew were really fantastic, no? I bet you were super-inspired to learn more about their topics.

Good news, everyone! Here’s a bunch of materials cited by our speakers, and some resources available through our friends at the San Francisco Public Library.

“Big Brains in the Deep Blue Sea” by Drew Halley

Let’s just get this out of the way: LL Cool J’s “Deepest Bluest (Shark’s Fin)”, a terrible song for a terrible movie. How terrible is it? The chorus is “Deepest, bluest, my hat is like a shark’s fin”. Repeat x8.

The Principles of Brain Evolution. Striedter, 2007

Variation in brain organization and cerebellar foliation in Chondrichthyans: sharks and holocephalans. Yopak et al. 2007. Brain Behavior & Evolution

Understanding vertebrate brain evolution. Northcutt 2002. Integrative & Comparative Biology

From the SFPL:

Apetalk & Whalespeak: The Quest for Interspecies Communication by Ted Crail

Sharks : ancient predators in a modern sea by Salvador Jorgensen, Ph.D

“Ernie and Bert at the South Pole” by Dr. Anna Franckowiak

IceCube’s (the neutrino detector) headquarters at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ice Cube’s (the rapper/”actor”) headquarters

The history of neutrino discovery

Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector IceCube Collaboration. Science 22 November 2013: 342 (6161), 1242856 [DOI:10.1126/science.1242856]

From the SFPL:

Neutrino Cosmology by Julien Lesgourgues … [et al.] (Available as an eBook!)

Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Ray Jayawardhana (Available as an Audiobook!)

The Perfect Wave: With Neutrinos at the Boundary of Space and Time by Heinrich Päs

“Monarch the Bear: A Tale of Tycoons, Taxidermy, and the California Flag” by Kelly Jensen

Bears I Have Met – And Others by Allen Kelly  (eBook)

Bear In Mind by Susan Snyder. All the pictures of California Grizzlies you can handle, plus original source documents.

Monarch’s taxidermied hide is kept in the California Academ of Sciences’s Ornithology and Mammalogy collection, a research collection containing over 135,000(!) specimens.

Talk to Kelly on Twitter – she’s funny and does cool stuff!

From the SFPL:

After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California by Peter S. Alagona

The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy by Dave Madden

Nerd Nite SF #55: B-Movie Shark Science, Neutrinos, and Monarch the Bear!