I was doomed from the get-go. My really formative years were during the post-Sputnik era, when I discovered speculative or science-fiction literature. As a result, I would have given anything to be able to travel to other, vastly different, worlds.
There are a couple of really pronounced and obvious ecological differences between the terrestrial habitat and the marine one, and no, it isn’t that one is wetter than the other….
One of the puzzles I have had about inverts over the years are those animals with the “wonderfully” visually punning names of Priapulids, particularly Priapulus caudatus, the first species and largest priapulid, described by Lamarck in 1816.
One of the more unlikely places to find a nice image of one of my favorite types of invertebrates is the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Normally, these images are of beautiful or interesting astronomical objects or spacecraft or terrestrial images somehow related to these subjects. It is quite…
Regular CORAL Magazine contributor Ronald L. Shimek, PhD, introduces his online series investigating invertebrates, natural selection, and related topics from beyond the coral reef.