Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures-F. Scott Fitzgerald Quirky, sheepish, fun-loving, lethargic, energetic, aloof, courageous, sensitive You might invoke these words to describe…View More The many personalities of snails and anemones
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
At my former blog, The Oyster’s Garter, I occasionally wrote an advice column inspired by Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation and Dan Savage.…View More Female snails in Australia are just happy to see you
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?
It is told in the Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai At the time of the attack on the castle at Shimabara, Tazaki Geki was…View More The Evolution of Iron-Clad Samurai Snails With Gold Feet
Jim has decided that he will join the darkside for the Invertebrate Battle Royale. That’s fine! We wouldn’t want someone with such poor cognitive processes…View More You Should Fear and Respect the Radula
Sometimes we just need a little help to get by in life. A nudge, some encouragement or a simple pat on the back will suffice.…View More A Deep Sea Mutualism in Response to Predation
Alviniconcha hessleri (Mollusca: Mesogastropoda: Provannidae) When you think of hydrothermal vents, what comes to mind first? Is it the gushing black smoke out of a…View More From The Desk of Zelnio: Alviniconcha hessleri