The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report put out by the Centers for Disease Control makes for fascinating reading sometimes. One came out recently that contains three startling case reports linked to clam beds on the US east coast, but they do not involve, as you might expect, infectious diseases. In the first case a member … → Read More: You want mustard with that clam? http://dlvr.it/3NKf1K
Dear Abby, It’s just not fair. There I was, a freshly produced sand tiger shark embryo, developing nicely and making my way down the ovarian ducts to one horn of the uterus. I had blastulated like a boss, totally owned gastrulation and even did a half decent impersonation of ontogeny recapitulating phylogeny. Things were looking … → Read More: It’s not uterUS, it’s uterME http://dlvr.it/3Mp9vD
People come up with all sorts of wacky ideas to explore the oceans. And here is another one of those ideas. Meet the Polar Pod, a manned research platform dreamed up by French Explorer/Physician Jean-Louis Etienne to drift around Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. My first thought when I saw this concept was WTF. … → Read More: Is this Polar Pod genius or just plain insanity? http://dlvr.it/3MdX5b
Sorry for the silence of late, just spinning a few too many plates. One of those plates was an invited lecture in the STEM lecture series at University of Texas PanAmerican. They just posted it on their website. It’s kind of long, over 50 minutes, but if you’re interested in whale sharks and procrastinating this … → Read More: TGIF – Wonderful Whale Sharks http://dlvr.it/3LvjSR
Le silence propice te berce Souris et sois complice Laisse tes sens glisser vers ces delices tentatrices by lesantipodistes on Flickr.
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Source: A. Bachar They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” As cliche as it is, that phrase could not resonate more clearly for this visual learner than when I am flipping through a 10 lb. biology textbook full of thousands of words. I can read through pages and pages describing some ecological process … → Read More: From coast to canvas: The art of biological illustration http://dlvr.it/3LC8cr
Love, love, love, love this video. Marine scientist Cassandra Brooks strapped a camera to the front of NSF’s icebreaker the Nathaniel B. Palmer as it sailed for two months through the ice-choked Ross Sea off Antartica. But unlike her, you don’t have to sit through two-months of ice smashing while fighting your shipmates for the … → Read More: Break through 2 months of Antarctic sea ice in 5 minutes http://dlvr.it/3KyWqw
Lower Cretaceous hermit crab in an Ammonite shell
Based on In situ fossil hermit crabs (Paguroidea) from northwest Europe and Russia [PDF]
The Hauterivian (Lower Cretaceous) hermit crab, Palaeopagurus vandelenengeli, in a simberskitine ammonite shell.
From the Speeton Clay Beds of Speeton, Yorkshire England.