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)
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
This is a repost from my former blog The Oyster’s Garter and was originally published on March 24, 2008. I’m re-posting in honor of Kate…View More Perverted cannibalistic hermaphrodites haunt the Pacific Northwest!
Dr. Janet Voight of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago talks about exploring deep sea ecosystems and her research on deep sea marine…View More Janet Voight: In 1860s “Educated People Could Not Envision” Life on the Seafloor
“Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink.” – The Doctor The Weeping Angels are the monster…View More Angels in Antarctica
I first discovered Dr. Pat Krug when he gave a talk at Scripps and revealed that he had named a new species of sea slug…View More The Slug Song, and more from Dr. Krug the slug drug lug
Why don’t animal’s use wheels in locomotion? Why aren’t blue whales bigger? Why are there no freshwater starfish? Why are there no tree dwelling cephalopods?…View More If Molluscs Could Communicate What Would They Say?
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A blog war is starting to develop again. No I am not talking about this one. I am talking about the Great Invertebrate Wars. Everything was…View More Molluscs, now with 100% more awesum
Eric at The Other 95% has been revealing a new card from an NSF funded mollusc playing card set. This set is awesome (disclaimer –…View More Behold the Jack of Diamonds!