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
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?
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
If any readers out there want to spoil the ladies of DSN with some diamonds, we will gladly accept any of these lovely pieces from…View More Undersea jewelry (and sparkling diamonds) from Tiffany & Co.
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
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!
Hermit Crab Changes Shell & Hermit in a Bottle “After having looked for years, we finally saw a hermit crab in the act of switching…View More Finding The Perfect Home That Just Screams YOU!
I found this amusing, did you?? MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, TWO from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo. h/t @CackleofRadView More TGIF – Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Barnacle evolution was recently rewritten by a large effort of Perez-Losada and colleagues in 2008. Using a combination of genes and morphological traits they rejected…View More Barnacle Evolution I: Phylogeny Served Without Plates
The holidays are a time for lists: shopping list, grocery list for the holiday meal, things I must accomplish before the year ends, and Santa’s…View More The Twelve Days of Snails