Graphic used with permission. Daniel D. Brown, LaughingMantis.com. Echinoderms are one of the most highly derived groups of animals with many species as significant components of several marine communities. They’re classified by three fundamental shared characteristics: 1) pentaradial symmetry, 2) skeleton made of three-dimensional calcitic elements, and 3) the presence of a water . . . → Read More: Veins of Water: The Evolution of the Echinoderm Water-Vascular System
Hat tip to Climate Adaption, a wonderful source fo climate change related news and thoughts on Tumblr.
Hermit Crab Changes Shell & Hermit in a Bottle “After having looked for years, we finally saw a hermit crab in the act of switching shells. And, in the same month, also saw one walking around in a bottle!” Find out lots of great pictures and videos by the divers at Blenny Watcher, an . . . → Read More: Finding The Perfect Home That Just Screams YOU!
The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo. Hat tip to Gizmodo.
Magical things can happen when you enthusiastically open your mouth on the internet. One of these magical things is learning how personal experience shapes people’s lives. Looking into others causes you to look into yourself. And then something really magical happens – we learn we are not alone. Among our unique, personal experiences lies a . . . → Read More: #IamScience: Embracing Personal Experience on Our Rise Through Science
“There actually sticking their penises in each othr quite randomly.” Invertebrate reproduction or one crazy night in Vegas?? You decide! Hat tip to @echinoblog.
Last thursday I was a guest on Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour talking about communicating biodiversity (interview starts at 8 minutes in). It was response to an article I wrote on EvoEcoLab, another blog I write for Scientific American, titled The (Mis)use of Messaging in Biodiversity Loss Prevention. It was a lot of fun and I’m . . . → Read More: The Biodiverse Universe
So, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly was apparently baffled about the science behind tides, using it as an ammo when talking to an atheist leader (whose expression is priceless) on his program. A more entertaining summary of the clip below (NSFW warning: Bill drops an F-bomb), but the full clip here if you are inclined . . . → Read More: Tides, How DO They $%!&in’ Work?!?
Apparently the google plus video embedder is broken, but you can watch it on their Google Plus page here. Video by Nori Sakamato on G+. Used with permission. Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) is from 50m deep in Kume Island, Okinawa.
We agree! Love this video and artwork from a nudi fan!