Recently a couple of interesting posts sparked some introspection on how I view, label, and discuss the denizens of the oceans. Carla Litchfield, Senior Lecturer, School…View More So yeah ocean sunfish are ridiculous, dolphins are @#[email protected]&, and deep-sea anglerfish are monsters
*alternative titles include “Looking a gift seahorse (genome) in the mouth”, “My kingdom for a seahorse genome”, “Hold your seahorses“, and “The galloping evolution of…View More In the evolution of fishes, this is a one seahorse race*
Yahoo answers tells me I shouldn’t put snails in the microwave, but this paper tells me otherwise: Galindo LA, Puillandre N, Strong EE, Bouchet P…View More Putting snails in the microwave…for science!
Five basic types of taste exist: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami. Most people are familiar with all of these except the last, umami, which…View More Whales Can Only Taste Salty
Though we might not think much of the small pond Hydra, it’s got an incredible secret superpower. It spends much of its day extending its…View More This animal can be torn apart, and will come back together again
In 1954 Godzilla was a mere 50 meters (164 ft). In the newest movie, Godzilla is estimated to be 150 meters (492 ft). For comparison…View More The Ever Increasing Size of Godzilla: Implications for Sexual Selection and Urine Production
Researchers have announced that, thanks to a whole slew of amazing science gadgets, they can now control the jellyfish life cycle, causing mini-jellyfish blooms in the lab…View More Scientists use electricity, drugs, to uncover the secret world of jellyfish
How will coral reefs respond to climate change? Well, let’s start with an analogy. Suppose you pick an arbitrary time of day, choose a random…View More Coral reefs, let's unzip your genes.
Last week 70-odd of the world’s whale shark researchers converged on Atlanta for the 3rd International Whale Shark Conference. It was an unusual meeting in…View More Where are all the ladies at?
Metagenomics and Mixology are similar in regard to their use of blenders. If metagenomics were a cocktail recipe, it would go something like this: 1.…View More A Metagenomic Cocktail: the most disgusting drink ever