A new study of MPAs on the West Coast of the island of Hawaii, a core region for aquarium collectors in the Aloha State, has turned up what the scientists call a “counterintuitive finding.”
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.
In experimental studies conducted at Scripps, Roth and Deheyn tested the common Indo-Pacific reef-building branching coral Acropora yongei, known in the aquarium trade as the Bali Green Slimer, under various temperatures. Test groups were subjected to 5-degree C water temperature changes (both warmer and cooler) conditions.
This video features 11 species of moray eel from the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar, the Burma Banks, and various sites around Phuket and the Similan Islands in Thailand.
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…