CORAL - Ronald L. Shimek, PhD

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...

Flashing in Disco Clams

In a very nice, easily understood, short paper, available online, free of charge, L, Dougherty and collaborators examined the “disco flashing” seen in the edges of the mantle of the bivalve Ctenoides ales.

29 Jun 1:26 PM 0 Read More...

Bizarre, Bizarrer, Bizarrest...

Recent research has shown that Ctenophores have a unique genome and nervous system structure, not related to those seen in any other animals.

20 Jun 5:36 PM 0 Read More...

A Big Gulp: Anemone Gets the Bird

… the best recent example I have seen is a blog detailing an example of a large green anemone from the Pacific coast, shown here eating the carcass of what is identified as a common murre chick, much larger than itself.

19 May 10:17 AM 1 Read More...

Stony Corals for Cold Water Reef Tanks

Think there are no corals for a coldwater reef aquarium? Ron Shimek demands you think again!

05 May 1:44 PM 0 Read More...