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December 31, 2014

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3:00 PM | New species I have known.... 2014 UPDATE!!! (originally published Sept. 7, 2011)
In 2009 (Sometimes even I can't believe how long I've been writing this blog!), I wrote a post that illustrated the results of my published papers. Most people may or may not realize that I'm an active scientist who works on the evolution and diversity of asteroids (aka starfish or sea stars). And even when I tell them.. most folks don't really SEE what it is that I've done.Part of my research involves TAXONOMY. The description and classification of different species. Biologists who are […]
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2:10 PM | It’s data crunch time!
Today is the last day to get a survey done in 2014, dear Seanetters, and after that, the data analysis process may commence! For the past, oh, however many years, I have been occupied with the Field Guide. Now, I can turn my SEANET work hours toward something many of you have been eagerly awaiting: […]
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11:18 AM | heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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11:18 AM | heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
heartsandmagic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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8:00 AM | strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black...
strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black Seadevil,” a species of anglerfish.  The deep sea anglerfish is famous for the bioluminescent lure the females have on their foreheads, which are meant to draw prey near to their gaping mouths.  This anglerfish was captured on film by a remotely operated vehicle, 2,900 feet below sea level. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute also captured the fish, but anglerfish don’t usually survive long when
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8:00 AM | strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black...
strangebiology: This is the first known footage of the “Black Seadevil,” a species of anglerfish.  The deep sea anglerfish is famous for the bioluminescent lure the females have on their foreheads, which are meant to draw prey near to their gaping mouths.  This anglerfish was captured on film by a remotely operated vehicle, 2,900 feet below sea level. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute also captured the fish, but anglerfish don’t usually survive long when
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5:57 AM | New year, new look.
New year, new look.
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5:57 AM | New year, new look.
New year, new look.
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12:00 AM | popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form...
popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form of sea urchins, called a pluteus (plural: plutei). The pluteus swims and feeds using ciliated bands located on its arms and body (the pluteus’ arms are those projections that form the rocketship’s “base”).   The pluteus serves as both a larval form and a sort of vehicle for the urchin. Over the course of several days, an urchin will begin to grow and develop inside the pluteus. Then, when the […]
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12:00 AM | popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form...
popsealife: Tiny glass rocketships? Nope, just the larval form of sea urchins, called a pluteus (plural: plutei). The pluteus swims and feeds using ciliated bands located on its arms and body (the pluteus’ arms are those projections that form the rocketship’s “base”).   The pluteus serves as both a larval form and a sort of vehicle for the urchin. Over the course of several days, an urchin will begin to grow and develop inside the pluteus. Then, when the […]

December 30, 2014

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10:16 PM | 2014 Turtles: Last turtle of the season?
This was an Aquarium media release distributed on December 30, 2014.  In an already record setting year for cold-stunned sea turtles on Cape Cod, a 65-pound brown-shelled sea turtle emerged from the frigid surf of Great Island in Wellfleet Monday afternoon, just two days before New Year’s. Many New Englanders might be skeptical that sea turtles could be found in the region’s cold temperate
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9:27 PM | Octopus Genome Remains Elusive—But Full of Promise
As many mysteries as the octopus holds—its comprehensive camouflage, smart suckers, agile brain—its genome is surely holding many more (including how it can regenerate its arms—suckers, nerves and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp...
mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus latirostris) - Dauin, Philippines
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8:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp...
mean-guign-photography: Pink-eared Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus latirostris) - Dauin, Philippines
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12:00 AM | eduardo-: The ocular array of Oratosquilla oratoria, a species...
eduardo-: The ocular array of Oratosquilla oratoria, a species of Mantis Shrimp (Order Stomotopoda) – one of the most capable and complex vision systems of any creature on the planet. Photo: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/5/inverts
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12:00 AM | eduardo-: The ocular array of Oratosquilla oratoria, a species...
eduardo-: The ocular array of Oratosquilla oratoria, a species of Mantis Shrimp (Order Stomotopoda) – one of the most capable and complex vision systems of any creature on the planet. Photo: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/5/inverts

December 29, 2014

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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Monsters Inc. by christian_gloor Skeleton...
lifeunderthewaves: Monsters Inc. by christian_gloor Skeleton shrimp / Caprellid sp.
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8:00 AM | lifeunderthewaves: Monsters Inc. by christian_gloor Skeleton...
lifeunderthewaves: Monsters Inc. by christian_gloor Skeleton shrimp / Caprellid sp.
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12:00 AM | Good job, humans: The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic
Good job, humans: The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic: That’s over...
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12:00 AM | Good job, humans: The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic
Good job, humans: The oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of floating plastic: That’s over...
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