In the below video a seasnake catches a moray eel at Giant Clam, Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines. I believe the eel is a fimbriated moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus which can reach lengths of of about 2.5 feet and apparently can make a fetching design for a dress. The sea snake appears to be the banded sea . . . → Read More: Seasnake vs. Moray Eel…not what I was expecting
Almost sixteen years ago, I was at phase one of Operation Convince A Tall Blond To Get With Me. For brevity, I will refer to this as The Operation. I won’t further comment on my moves during The Operation other than to say they were real smooth. Tall blond was completely in to me. At . . . → Read More: If I Was A Hagfish Could I Get With Tall Blonds?
Photo courtesy of MBARI. Coryphaenoides acrolepis in Monterey Canyon. Rattail fish are caught and sold under the more palatable name, “grenadier.” However, the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program recommends that consumers do not purchase or eat grenadier because the fish grow very slowly and may not reproduce until they are 30 or 40 years . . . → Read More: Simple Summer Recipes for Dead Seafloor Carrion
It’s been eight days since Miriam posted at Double XX This Wired piece on the 10 Worst Evolutionary Designs also made me want to smash some test tubes. It’s a stunningly inane list of animal adaptations that the author thinks are weird, uncontaminated by even the most basic knowledge of evolution. And the eight days . . . → Read More: Worst Evolutionary Designs? No! Brilliant Solutions to the Complexity of Nature and Constraints
It is hard to know what to cheer for here