I'll confess it. Even though they're the divas of the ocean, the quintessential charismatic megafauna, even though they overshadow all the other weird and wonderful marine life, I still like whales. And our oceans need them, just the way our land needs wolves and tigers and pandas and elephants.

So I designed a super-nerdy t-shirt:

I submitted it to a Threadless challenge for the Oceanic Preservation Society. If you like it, go vote it up!

(It's okay for me to post this here, because there's a big squid in the design. And an octopus. And my next entry is going to be a super-awesome research blogging post about Bragg reflectors in squid eyes!)