Within the glass sponges (Hexactinellids), so called because of scaffolds of silica spicules they form, resides a family of sponges, the Monorhaphididae. Family here is…View More These are a few of my favorite species: The magnificent and very large sponge Monorhaphis chuni
It is probably this 2.5 meter (8.2 feet) diameter giant that was a tourist attraction for scuba divers visiting Curaçao in the Caribbean in the…View More What is the world's largest barrel sponge?
Reason #381 that I love my job I spent this morning doing this: In the last few days I have been tracking down the world’s…View More Sleuthing the Largest Snail
Recently, Quarks to Quasar’s on Facebook published an illustration (above) of how massive a Colossal Squid can reach. The Facebook post was liked by 3,300 people…View More How Big Is A Colossal Squid Really?
At 70-80 years old, Brutus is an 18-foot long croc. He’s tougher than nails with a missing leg due to a fight with a shark…View More Brutus the Giant Saltwater Croc