CORAL - Ronald L. Shimek, PhD

Behold the Anthropocene: Ecce Homo!

This awesome datum shows the specific actual year when the Ice Ages stopped. This is not a abstract time frame, it was a real year when real people lived.

29 Mar 11:26 AM 2 Read More...

You Are What You Eat

One of the more interesting things that was found was that the carcasses never decomposed, instead they were consumed by scavengers ranging from Dungeness crabs to six-gill sharks, to small amphipods. In a few cases, the crabs settled on the carcass and stayed there for several days whilst they consumed their long, cold, meal.

28 Jan 1:12 PM 0 Read More...

A Shallow Water Dead Zone In Puget Sound

Following a possible anoxic event near Coupeville, Washington, the shallow water marine benthic ecosystem died. This is that story…

10 Nov 12:33 AM 18 Read More...

Lithodid Colors, Colors of the Puget Sound King Crab

These exceptionally slowly growing crabs, with a massive adult body, are among the most colorful animals found in the Northeastern Pacific. They live most of their life in deep water, but come up into the shallows to molt, and incidentally display their vivid freshly molted color.

26 Aug 12:12 AM 0 Read More...

Feather Dusters and Feeding

(The big feather dusters )… need to be in an aquarium that has a very evident green tint when viewed from a couple of feet away.

07 Jul 3:20 PM 4 Read More...