Irasshaimase: Hello and welcome to the inaugural posting on benthictones-the blog. Please don't confuse this for the site of benthictones-the breakfast cereal, benthictones-the tones to play when you're havin' more than one, or benthictones-mud. This is clearly not one of those other sites. However, this is a family-friendly site (I will keep it below PG-13 for sure). I hope you enjoy my attempt at an e-journal.