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|Marine Life Series: The Blue-ringed Octopus
I’ve owned fourteen octopuses over the years, and the most depressing part of bonding with these incredibly intelligent animals is their short life span. My local ones only live for about a year.
|Marine Life Series: Shame-faced Crabs
If there’s one crustacean that can be described as tank-like, this is it. The body is compact, the exoskeleton incredibly hard and the claws have evolved to form a perfect fit to cover the ...
|Marine Life Series: The History of Oyster Farming
Harvesting oysters in New England goes back to way before colonial times. Although today oysters are harvested mainly for food, back in the 1700’s they were collected for their shells. Limestone, ...
|Marine Life Series: Commercial Fisheries Kickstarter
The Biomes Center commercial fisheries exhibit.
|Marine Life Series: NRN Invitation
Five years ago I attended Netroots Nation in Chicago. It was the highlight of that year for me (although in that same year my dog died, a long-term relationship ended and my son moved out, so the ...
|Marine Life Series: Ruby on NOVA
|Marine Life Series: Paul the Octopus is a Fraud
I did an hour-long phone interview with CNN last night. They were looking for an alternate ...
|Marine Life Series: The Red Knot
Twice each year shorebirds along the eastern seaboard migrate thousands of miles ...
|Marine Life Series: Expat Sargasso Community
Although like most people I’m not all that thrilled about the damage caused by hurricanes and ...
|Marine Life Series, DK GreenRoots: Responsible Shrimp Buying
As a marine ...
|Marine Life Series: Reflex Amputation
Most people are familiar with a lizard’s ability to drop its tail off at will. Also known ...
|Marine Life Series: Coral Bleaching
As the term suggests, coral bleaching is the whitening of living coral colonies, a phenomenon ...
|Marine Life Series: Sargassum Fish
Out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a roughly million-square-mile area known as the ...
|Marine Life Series: The Peacock Flounder
This will be an ...
|Marine Life Series: How Tube Feet Work
Sea stars, ...
|Marine Life Series: Psychedelic Frogfish
It’s always ...
|Marine Life Series: Understanding Krill
The raised stone at the ...
|Marine Life Series: The Coolest Fish on Earth
If you consider a “profession” ...
|Marine Life Series: Northern Pufferfish
There are just under two hundred species of animals known as pufferfish. Nearly all are ...
|Marine Life Series: Raising Seafoals
At any given time I have about ten or ...
|Marine Life Series: Byssal Threads
The main form of protection for ...
|Marine Life Series: Andre the Harbor Seal
In 1982, as a senior in high school, I had ...
|Marine Life Series: Flounder’s Twisted Skull||Mark H||01/16/2009||57||104||1||71|
|Marine Life Series: Camouflage
Camouflage is a vital adaptation used by many ...
|Marine Life Series: Christmas Tree Worms
Last week we briefly discussed the two ...
|Marine Life Series: A Worm Named Eunice
Most annelids are small creatures that ...
|Marine Life Series: Bait Balls
Animals have evolved various methods of ...
|Marine Life Series: Short-spined Brittle Stars
We’ve discussed sea stars in this ...
|Marine Life Series: Dumbo Octopus
Science loves order, breaking down the ...
|Marine Life Series: Pipefish
Pipefish are distinctive little fish that resemble seahorses stretched out straight. Like ...
|Marine Life Series: Moon Snails and Sand Collars
Snails are members of a ...
|Marine Life Series: Exploring the Surface of an Asteroid
In the coastal marine environment countless species of algae and invertebrates ...
|Marine Life Series: Giant Conger Eels
This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on September 6, 2006. Normal diary schedule should resume starting next week. Sorry for the absence this summer.
|Marine Life Series: Lionfish Invasion
[Last Monday night's broadcast of NBC News, Brian Williams was scheduled to run a story on the introduction of these fish to the U.S. This essay was originally published to Daily Kos on October 7,
|Marine Life Series: The Blue-eyed Scallop
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on August 25, 2006.] The Bay ...
|Marine Life Series: Coconut Crabs
Arthropods, including crustaceans, insects ...
|Marine Life Series: Squid Egg Mops
Squid are free-swimming mollusks, and like ...
|Marine Life Series: Mermaid’s Purses
While beachcombing it's not uncommon to ...
|Marine Life Series: Hermit Crabs and Exotic Species
Generally the introduction of a non-native ...
|Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Symbionts
This is part III on hermit crabs. Hermit ...
|Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Reproduction and Torpor
As we saw last week in the ...
|Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Basics
Hermit crabs are found all over the world in ...
|Marine Life Series: Aristotle's Lantern
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on August 11, 2006.]
|Marine Life Series: Albino Rock Crab
Last Friday you guys voted overwhelmingly for ...
|Marine Life Series: Cassiopeia
In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the beautiful ...
|Marine Life Series: Sand Dollars
Most people know the sand dollar as the dried, ...
|Marine Life Series: Megalodon
Thirty-three years ago a young upstart ...
|Marine Life Series: Anatomy of a Snail Shell
All snails belong to the phylum ...
|Marine Life Series: Intro to Algae
Algae are the dominant photosynthetic ...
|Marine Life Series: Bivalve Dendrochronology
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on August 4, 2006. New Marine Life Series content will be back next Friday with the new year.]
|Marine Life Series: Catadromous Eels
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on July 28, 2006. Original essays will resume after the New Year.] Most of you are at least somewhat familiar with the life cycle ...
|Marine Life Series: Countershading
What’s this grey squirrel got to do ...
|Marine Life Series: Monkfish
We’ve mentioned the group of fish ...
|Marine Life Series: The Incredible Mr. and/or Mrs. Limpet
[This diary was originally published to DailyKos on July 21, 2006.] The Slipper Limpet ( Crepidula fornicata ) is an odd type of snail that is extremely common on the Atlantic coast.
|Marine Life Series: Mighty Aphrodite
The sea mouse is a really strange polychaete. ...
|Marine Life Series: J. Livingston Cracks A Clam
I think it’s safe to say that the explosion ...
|Marine Life Series: Santa Ana Winds, Wildfires and Upwelling
As the fires in Southern California continue to ...
|Marine Life Series: Queen Triggerfish
Meet “Lucy”. Lucy is a seven-year-...
|Marine Life Series: Mole Crabs
Of all the marine environments organisms can ...
|Marine Life Series: Basking Sharks
Next to the whale shark, basking sharks ( ...
|Marine Life Series: Caudal Fins
This is a followup to my diary entitled “
|Marine Life Series: The Sharksucker
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on July 14, 2006. I'll be back next week with an original post about caudal fins.]
|Non-Marine Life Series: RIP Ngazi
Ngazi died today. She was only seven years old,
|Marine Life Series: Soniferous Toadfish
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on July 7, 2006.] Sitting in a boat on a still day, the ocean seems gentle, calm and most of all silent. ...
|Marine Life Series: Tropical Strays, A Photo Essay
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on September 8, 2006.]
|Marine Life Series: The Blue Whale
The blue whale ( Balaenoptera ...
|Marine Life Series: Deep-Sea Anglerfish
Men are parasites, some might say. But even the ...
|Marine Life Series: How Gills Work
All animals need oxygen to survive. Those that are ...
|I Went to Yearly Kos and all I Lost was My Lousy TU Status
Yes, this is a shameless attempt to regain my ...
|Marine Life Series: Shark Finning
I try to keep entries in this series upbeat ...
|Marine Life Series: The Lonesome Death of Violet the Octopus
For those of you who have been following the ...
|Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Conservation
This is the third and final essay on the ...
|Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Anatomy
This is part two of my posts on ...
|Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Basics
Of all the animals on this planet of ...
|Marine Life Series: River Otters of a Mill Pond
If you visited the site of my marine ...
|Marine Life Series: Ecdysis
The largest group of animals on Earth are the ...
|Marine Life Series: What’s an Ascidian?
The jelly-like blobs above would hardly be ...
|Marine Life Series: How Pearls are Formed
I’m sure it goes without saying that ...
|Marine Life Series: Life Cycle of the Moon Jelly
Before understanding the life cycle of the ...
|Marine Life Series: Mola mola
The first time I saw one of these fish I was ...
|Marine Life Series: Boring Sponges
Sponges are the simplest forms of ...
|Marine Life Series: Piping Plovers
Preserving the continued existence of a ...
|Marine Life Series: How Sea Stars Eat
The sea star is an unlikely candidate for ...
|Marine Life Series: A Fishery That Works
Seafood accounts for a sizable portion of ...
|Marine Life Series: Fish Scales
The study of scales is called ...
|Marine Life Series: Thumb-Splitters and Glass-Smashers
The photo above, as most of you know, is of ...
|Marine Life Series: Mermaids
Throughout the course of human evolution ...
|Marine Life Series: Baleen
As a kid I had the hardest time ...
|Marine Life Series: Octopus Eyes
The octopus is an extraordinary animal in ...
|Marine Life Series: Why Polar Bears Aren’t Really White
Before we get to the bears, let's look at snow.
|Marine Life Series: Fins 101
Welcome to Fins 101. There are five kinds ...
|Marine Life Series: Violet Kills A Crab
I'm still working on the winner ...
|Marine Life Series: Smooth Dogfish Sharks
Although sharks in general are unjustly ...
|Marine Life Series: Stupid Octopus Tricks
Last week’s MLS poll gave the nod for Smooth Dogfish Sharks to be the topic for today’s diary, but I’ve been busy with other things and it will have to wait until next week. So ...
|Marine Life Series: The Short Big-eye
A group of nocturnal fish known as “Big-...
|Marine Life Series: Responsible Shrimp Buying
As a marine educator I’ve become ...
|Marine Life Series: Oyster Drills
The intertidal zone, that area of the ...
|Marine Life Series: Filter Feeders, Part III
Tube worms are sessile animals that use ...
|Marine Life Series: Filter Feeders, Part II
Ok, so after a couple of weeks off for the ...
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