During #Cannes Film Festival, the falconers & their hawks scare the seagulls & and pigeons away #Cannes2016 pic.twitter.com/UmAKIu6G8L — Hôtel Martinez (@martinezhotel) May 15, 2016 After a seagull swooped onto a … Continue Reading Leveraging Ecology: Hawks Patrol Grand Hyatt during Festival de Cannes.
Watch the expedition live stream here! Previously recorded video is available in-between dives. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partners have begun a three-cruise deep sea expedition that will … Continue Reading NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer provides Live Feed for 2016 expedition
Refreshing the List for 2016 This is an update of a post that initially appeared in 2014 highlighting iPhone apps for naturalists. Whether you’re a birder, stargazer, or mushroom fanatic (is there a … Continue Reading iPhone Apps for Naturalists (2016)
In case you were unaware, it’s FalconCam season and conservation groups, energy companies, libraries, etc. all have their FalconCams up and running. The 24-hour live streams give viewers an intimate look … Continue Reading 2016 FalconCam Guide
Kindred Spirits I’ve never met Andy Murray in-person, but I feel like we’re kindred spirits when it comes to how we feel about the natural sciences. Andy is the “photographer, writer, entomologist and … Continue Reading Andy Murray, Mesofauna, and ‘A Chaos of Delight’
Launched in 2011, Brilliant Botany began as a blog created by Claire Hopkins while studying Plant Science and English as an undergraduate. Initially a platform for Claire to share her contagious … Continue Reading Noteworthy: “Brilliant Botany” Youtube Series
Thorny oysters are a genus of bivalve molluscs and are the only genus within the family Spondylidae. The term ‘thorny oyster’ is a misnomer since this organisms aren’t closely related to true oysters and are … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #18 – Variable Thorny Oyster (Spondylus varius)
Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.
Biologist Alexander Kroupa and a team of 14 colleagues are working with the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin on a huge undertaking: make high resolution images of the museum’s insect collection of freely … Continue Reading Zoosphere and Museum für Naturkunde Berlin make high resolution insect specimen images freely available.
A total of 114 times in 110 years. That’s how many times researchers have observed the elusive Stygiomedusa gigantea, a giant deep sea jelly with a bell 1.4 meters wide and broad … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #17 – Stygiomedusa gigantea
Generations before 3D printing was available to museums and institutions of higher learning, father and son glass-makers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka were working tirelessly to produce thousands of glass models of invertebrate … Continue Reading Guido Mocafico’s Blaschka glass biological model photographs
Chip Clark joined the team at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (SI NMNH) in 1973 as a staff photographer. In addition to capturing high speed images of flying … Continue Reading Chip Clark’s Iconic National Museum of Natural History Photos Resurface
Today, the researchers from Yale, Argonne National Laboratory, and the American Museum of Natural History released the identity of the “Tully monster” (Tullimonstrum gregarium), an extinct aquatic animal first brought to … Continue Reading Identity of the “Tully Monster” revealed
On Saturday, a gravid female sea otter (Enhydra lutris) entered the Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s ‘Great Tide Pool’ and surprised visitors and staff by giving birth to a pup. This was … Continue Reading Wild Sea Otter gives birth at Monterrey Bay Aquarium
On October 2nd, NASA/JPL released this ‘postcard‘ from the Curiosity rover showing the higher regions of Mount Sharp as viewed from the rover’s work-site in the Gale Crater. The scene seems jarringly familiar … Continue Reading What are the True Colors of the Martian Landscape?
Pulsars are one of my favorite astronomical phenomena. They are an amazing consequence of some fascinating physics and one possible end-result of the largest known explosions in the universe. So…what is … Continue Reading Space Phenomena: Pulsars
This week we are highlighting the distinctive nudibranch Peltodoris atromaculata. A southern European species, this spotted Discodorid sea slug can be found throughout the Mediterranean and select locations off the western coast … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #16 – Peltodoris atromaculata