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.
Recent research has shown that Ctenophores have a unique genome and nervous system structure, not related to those seen in any other animals.
… 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.
Think there are no corals for a coldwater reef aquarium? Ron Shimek demands you think again!
During this time of the calendar year, some interesting little animals make their most obvious appearance on some NE Pacific soft-sediment habitats.