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Invertebrate of the Week #6 - Giant Green Sea Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)

If you’re a young seabird, this week’s Invertebrate of the Week is right out of your nightmares.  A recent article in Marine Ornithology demonstrated that these flashy tide-pool denizens are capable of consuming young avian prey that happens to get too close.   567 more words

Life Sciences

Ongeim’l Tketau - Palau's Jellyfish Lake

When I think of jellyfish (Phylum: Cnidaria), I typically think of the ocean and not a lake.  Then again, nature loves to shake things up from time and time and Ongeim’l Tketau in Palau (aka “Jellyfish Lake”) serves as a delightful reminder of our biosphere’s affinity for the unusual. 313 more words

Life Sciences

Polyp flats, a new system for experimenting with jellyfish polyps, with insights into the effects of ocean acidification

Research interest on jellyfish has grown exponentially over the last years and studies focusing on the biology and ecology of the jellyfish polyp stage are being recognized as crucial in understanding jellyfish proliferations. 183 more words