CORAL - Ronald L. Shimek, PhD

A Zoologist's Thoughts on "Dragon Watch"

“Be alert for news regarding Arctic methane emissions. Signs of any significant methane emissions are an indication that we are in very deep trouble.”

26 Apr 3:42 PM 2 Read More...

Dragon Watch

Is the warming Arctic incubating a methane monster that could unleash mass extinction on Earth?

22 Apr 9:00 AM 22 Read More...

What a Sweet Way to Kill!

Once these weaponized insulins are absorbed, the fish go into insulin shock. The weaponized insulins do not allow any recovery, once inside the fish, the insulin function can’t be shut off, and the victim remains in hypoglycemic shock, unable to move, until the slowly moving predator ingests it.

10 Jan 12:21 PM 3 Read More...

Are There Any Bristleworms With Venomous Bristles?

Fireworms, generally called Bristleworms by aquarists, can cause painful stings. After a fresh look, there is finally evidence that the fire worms have a venom in their bristles.

15 Dec 2:30 PM 3 Read More...

Out Damned Spot…

In taxonomy, however, spots, simple and otherwise can assume an importance that can range from trivial to exceptional. This is simply because spots that are in a consistent position can be, and often have been, used as taxonomic characters.

23 Nov 4:25 PM 1 Read More...