Even if you don’t care much for marine invertebrates, you gotta love Cephalopods. Squid, octopus, nautilus, cuttlefish, they have the stylish panache and quirky evolutionary…View More Malacology Monthly: Cephalopod Compendium
Like seashells but are sick of social media? Hate Facebook but need a hearty dose of marine invertebrates? Want a bigger malacological meal rather than…View More Malacology Monthly: Pilot Episode
Not everything on a coral is actually a coral. Embedded into the hard coral’s surfaces are nearly 100 species of specialized barnacles—the Pyrgomatidae. New work…View More A Narrative of Coral-Dwelling Barnacles With the Aid of Internet Memes
Everyone’s favorite crabs are back in the news! Yeti Crabs! Those deep-sea beasties with hairy claws or chests! A new paper in Proceedings B led…View More The Origins of Hairy Crabs
The largest measured giant squid eye is 27 centimeters (10.63 inches), roughly the size of a large dinner plate. Whereas all giant squids don’t have…View More Why the giant squid eye?
The bubbles around me clear and as I regain my visibility my first thought is how wide is the mouth coming for me. Five feet?…View More Whale Sharks and Giant Squids: Big or Bu!!$hit?
All snails and their ancestors, the Gastropods, share a common feature. We people with fancy Ph.D.’s in biology call this a synapomorphy, a word derived…View More How the Gastropod Got Its Twist
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I seem to develop these weird, unfounded hatreds of various things. For example: I hate blue dinnerware. Not every shade of blue dinnerware (I LOVE…View More I hate plants, but seagrasses are awesome
A couple weeks ago I was alerted to a newspaper article from the Brunswick Beacon, serving the Brunswick County next door to me in beautiful…View More From the Editor’s Desk: Sorry Brunswick County, ID STILL Not Science