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Sea Snails and the Biological Secrets of Memory

One of the great mysteries of neurobiology is how memories are stored.  We have a few tantalizing clues, but the precise biological mechanism for how memories are created and where they are stored in cells is still unknown.  250 kata lagi

5-30-18 Flamboyant Cuttlefish from Ron’s Hidden Reef (VIDEO+)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family:i Sepiidae

Genus/species: Metasepia pfefferi

Ron’s flickr VIDEO LINK    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cas_docents/41499251715/in/album-72157659465376212/

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: The normal base color of this species is dark brown. 453 kata lagi


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