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.
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.”
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.
Certain animals get seared into the memories of aquarists, particularly a 20 meter long worm.
Dr. Shimek seeks to learn the secrets of whelks placing their eggs in the vicinity of anemones in the Northeast Pacific.