PLOS ONE, the free open-access science journal, has just launched the Marine Megafauna Collection of academic articles. Megafauna is scientific shorthand for “creatures of very large size”. The PLOS archives only contains articles from, naturally enough, the various PLOS journals. For a wider trawl, and free access to historical articles on the subject and its folklore and myth, use my JURN open-access academic journal search-engine.


The Collection accompanies a free open online learning course Marine Megafauna: An Introduction, which anyone can take to learn the basics of marine biology as its relates to the really big sea creatures. There’s an interview with the course leader.