I have a confession. I am obsessed with ridiculously large and small things. While other children impatiently anticipated toys for Christmas, I enjoyed just as…View More Craig With Big Things (and Small Things)
Sub-Neritic Gentrification For November we will be doing some deep thinking about deep-sea mollusks in an attempt to understand the complex history and adaptations of…View More Malacology Monthly: Going Deep
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Since the dawn of human civilization, much has been written about the sheer adrenaline-pumping excitement of clams, scallops, cockles, but today’s digital age has cranked-up that…View More Five Mind-Blowing Bivalve GIFs That Will Blow Your Mind – Your Blown Mind Won’t Believe #6!
Not all snails scour the ocean bottom for algae and muck, but some have more refined tastes. But taste is one thing, and having the…View More Malacology Monthly: It Eats Whaaaat?
Why masses of giant ocean mollusks invading your city’s rest & relaxation zone is actually a good thing At the heart of downtown Oakland,…View More How Urban Renewal Gets You Giant Sea Hares
Evolution is repetitive, especially if it produces adaptations that work well. If it’s all about survival, spines do the trick throughout the mollusk world. Scorpion Without…View More Malacology Monthly: Spines and How to Use Them
Bivalves: clams, scallops, oysters, cockles, and mussels, have rich lives and complex evolutionary histories far beyond the deep-fryer. Here are vignettes of four bivalves that…View More Malacology Monthly: A Look at Bivalves, From Both Sides Now
Recently a friend brought to my attention that the Internet was losing its collective mind over “sea bunnies”. Googling, “sea bunny” I found articles at International Business Times,…View More The Science of Sea Bunnies: You’ll Never Believe The Top Ten List We Created To Get You To Visit Our Website.
Starting around 540 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion many animal phyla, including the freshest of them all—bivalves, came into existence. Within ~100 million…View More Can Bivalves Kick It? Yes they can!