Posts Tagged ‘dr ronald shimek’

EXTINCTION!!! Memories of the Sunflower Sea Star

A new publication confirms the extirpation and possible extinction of the benthic ecosystem apex predator, the Sunflower Sea Star, Pycnopodia helianthoides, due the combined effects of abnormally warm sea water temperatures coupled with the effects of sea star wasting disease.

03 Feb 6:35 AM 1 Read More...

Cool Water, But Clear?

Macrophotography Shows Phytoplankton Abundance Is Very High In Cool, Clear (?) Water; Is It The Same Over Coral Reefs?

10 Oct 12:44 PM 0 Read More...

Out Damned Spot…

In taxonomy, however, spots, simple and otherwise can assume an importance that can range from trivial to exceptional. This is simply because spots that are in a consistent position can be, and often have been, used as taxonomic characters.

23 Nov 4:25 PM 1 Read More...

A zoologist ponders: “The Silent Screams Of A Distressed Damsel…”

I initially thought: “Wow!! Isn’t that an interesting hypothesis?”

13 Nov 12:10 PM 4 Read More...