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Video: Plastic microfibers entering the food chain via plankton

The damage caused by plastic products entering Earth’s oceans is well-documented and widely understood by the general public (at least in the developed parts of the world) and we know … Continue Reading Video: Plastic microfibers entering the food chain via plankton

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Guido Mocafico’s Blaschka glass biological model photographs

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

Invertebrate of the Week #16 – Peltodoris atromaculata

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

Invertebrate of the Week #15 – Gorgonocephalus Basket Stars

The stars of the show this week are the wonderfully weird Gorgonocephalus basket stars.  Members of the Class Ophiurodea, these bizarre deep sea echinoderms are members of the same evolutionary group that brought us all … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #15 – Gorgonocephalus Basket Stars

Invertebrate of the Week #14 – Elysia chlorotica: a (possibly) “solar-powered” marine sea slug

Invertebrate of the Week returns with this emerald-colored stunner.  Meet Elysia chlorotica, often hailed as a “solar-powered marine sea slug” and affectionately named the “Eastern Emerald Elysia.”E. chlorotica inhabits the waters along … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #14 – Elysia chlorotica: a (possibly) “solar-powered” marine sea slug

Invertebrate of the Week #11 – ‘Venus’s Flower Basket’ (Euplectella aspergillum)

Up to this point, arthropods have dominated the Invertebrate of the Week series so I am going to give them a rest and head over to a different invertebrate lineage: the sponges … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #11 – ‘Venus’s Flower Basket’ (Euplectella aspergillum)

Invertebrate of the Week #6 – Giant Green Sea Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

If you’re a young seabird, this week’s Invertebrate of the Week is right out of your nightmares.A recent article in Marine Ornithology demonstrated that these flashy tide-pool denizens are capable of consuming … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #6 – Giant Green Sea Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

Invertebrate of the Week #2: Sea Sapphires (Genus: Sapphirina)

Last week, we highlighted a tarantula that uses structural characteristics to produce a vibrant blue color so this week, I thought I would continue with the structural color theme, but … Continue Reading Invertebrate of the Week #2: Sea Sapphires (Genus: Sapphirina)

For spiny lobsters (Panulirus sp.) ATP is a molecular dinner bell

If the molecules essential for life had social circles, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) would be high society.  It is a highly conserved, highly important molecule involved in a wide range of … Continue Reading For spiny lobsters (Panulirus sp.) ATP is a molecular dinner bell

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