I asked my friend and colleague Roy E. Plotnick, paleontologist and faculty in the Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago,…View More Remembering Raup
In my email several months ago Casey Burns, a field associate with the California Academy of Science, sent me a fantastic find. The photo is…View More Fossil Carnivorous Sponge?
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! Heightened biodiversity may make an ecosystem more stabile…View More Tide Pool: Cephalopods, Ash, and Sulphur Are to Blame
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! A new report from Lambert et al. reports…View More The Tide Pool: Super Sperm Whales, Extinction Debts, and Vent Conservation
This video from Nature Video Channel on Youtube is complimentary to a recent study showing “… that certain body features rot away before others –…View More Rotting Lamprey Implications
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
Barnacles may have big penises but ostracodes of the superfamily Cypridoidea have giant sperm. Ostracode range are mostly near a millimeter but sperm range from…View More 100 Million Year Old Giant Sperm