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Insights Into Cuttlefish Papillae

Exciting news from the world of mollusk research! Scientists have discovered new insights into how cuttlefish blend in so seamlessly with their underwater world.  Cuttlefish are chameleons of the undersea realm: they have the ability to change their color and texture in order to blend in with seaweed, coral, the ocean floor or whatever habitat they encounter.  218 kata lagi

The Traveling Solar Panels of the Sea

By Ellen Hollstien

While exploring the diversity of the sea, in both the lab and out in the field at Bodega Bay, the vibrant nudibranchs caught my eye. 546 kata lagi


The Byssal Thread: Mighty Fiber and Future Trend?

By Jasmine Fu

Have you ever tried to grab a live mussel from a rocky shore or a seawater tank? This task seems simple, but truth be told, when our class was doing the bivalve dissection, it took me a full minute to extract a mussel from our lab’s seawater tank. 1.087 kata lagi


Friday Fellow: Greater Blue-Ringed Octopus

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Tropical waters are always thriving with diversity, therefore it is hard to keep away from them. Today’s Friday Fellow is one more creature from the tropical oceanic waters, more precisely from the Indo-Pacific waters. 519 kata lagi

Friday Fellow

Friday mystery object #322 answer

Last week I gave you this new acquisition for the Dead Zoo to identify:

It’s a detail of something large, and it had a lot of you stumped because it looks like a cross between a marble worktop and pork terrine. 371 kata lagi

Friday Mystery Object


Merry Christmas!  I decorated the house up all beautifully with my tree of life and with all sorts of seasonal lights…but then I couldn’t find my digital camera.  60 kata lagi


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