Fun little fact I learned today. Bats can swim. Behold the majesticness. Hat tip to Lauren Coons on Twitter. Newsflash: 🦇Bats can swim 🦇And are…View More Holy Swimming Bats
Sally, one of my lab mates, takes amazing videos of protists under the microscope (she posts these on her Instagram, pondlife_pondlife – go check it…View More Go home Dinoflagellate, you’re drunk
Field Museum scientist Josh Drew recently brought to my attention a new and unusual paper describing a world first. The manuscript by Randy Honebrink and…View More The real cookie monster
At age 61, Diana Nyad is going to swim 103 miles across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Rather puts my week…View More What Would You Do With 60 Hours?
This originally posted here during Megavertabrate Week in 2007. I’m reposting it here in honor of the Great Turtle Race of 2009! Good luck turtles!…View More The “Leathery Turtle”
In 2007, an inspired group of sea turtle researchers launched an event called the Great Turtle Race, in which they tracked satellite tagged animals across…View More The Great Turtle Race begins again!
Michael Phelps is faster than a flounder. He swims about 6 mph. But what if he was fighting currents, swimming upstream, and jumping dams?View More Who's faster: Phelps or flounder?