Prepare yourself for the hammer. No not that hammer. This one. The Malleidae, or the hammer oysters, is a suite of around 30 species, primarily…View More Bring the hammer.
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!
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
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
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!
Last week, a clam video went viral. (Get your mind out of the gutter, internet! I mean a bivalve! A mollusc! A lamellibranch!) For people…View More Secrets of the clam tongue: a case study in opportunistic science outreach
That is all.View More Giant. Freaking. Clams.
You might have noticed that my posting frequency is down recently. Why? 1. Kevin Z convinced me to start Tweeting. There seems to be an…View More What’s New With the Dr. M and the Oceans?
If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. –Aristotle To understand the biogeography of the modern deep sea, we must examine the…View More The Origins of Deep-Sea Fauna
A report from Dr. M while he is at sea in the northeast Pacific. You can also follow the expedition here. [mappress] Saturday, we steamed…View More NE Pacific Expedition Day 10