CORAL - Ronald L. Shimek, PhD

A Seining Worm

The strange life of Praxillura maculata, a tube-building worm from the Pacific Northwest which feeds by creating a mucous net hung from spokes on its tube to catch suspended particulate material.

24 Oct 1:17 PM 0 Read More...

Manta, Manta, Plankton Eater

The presence of large aggregations of mantas feeding on tiny plankton in waters around coral reefs is one more indication that the plankton populations around those coral reefs are rich and abundant.

13 Sep 11:13 PM 1 Read More...

Caviar-Eating Hydroids...

And, boy, oh boy… While doing a dance with Ms. Google, I came across a rather enigmatic headline, “Polypodium hydriforme, (Coelenterata) in Paddlefish from the Upper Missouri River Drainage.”

13 Aug 4:19 PM 0 Read More...

Jellies

I have been a fan of jellyfish ever since I learned that they were neither jelly nor fish. I would love to be able to find a local environment that had some of the fresh-water medusae; I think they would be really crazy things to see.

19 Jul 9:29 AM 0 Read More...

Prince Marvin Of Nemertinea

Certain animals get seared into the memories of aquarists, particularly a 20 meter long worm.

29 May 2:15 PM 3 Read More...