CORAL - Ronald L. Shimek, PhD

Cnidarian Stings Part II: Kissed By Anemone

The moral is…never underestimate the power of nematocysts.

16 May 5:03 PM 0 Read More...

Cnidarian Stings Part I: First Aid for Sea Jelly Stings

“Olde mossie-backked diveres” such as myself, were usually told the urine tale in our scuba classes in the late 1960s or early 1970s; but once we started to think about it, particularly as scientists (junior grade), it made no sense, whatsoever.

16 May 4:40 PM 0 Read More...

In The Season Of Giving, Santa Was Asking For Jet Skis…

A large and intense Arctic temperature swing—more than 40 degrees above normal—has caught the attention of scientists.

29 Dec 2:51 PM 0 Read More...

Cool Water, But Clear?

Macrophotography Shows Phytoplankton Abundance Is Very High In Cool, Clear (?) Water; Is It The Same Over Coral Reefs?

10 Oct 12:44 PM 0 Read More...

Pearls? In Your Tridacna?

Odd, but large, and very valuable pearls may be found in some animals that may make it into reef aquaria.

18 Sep 11:04 PM 1 Read More...