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Fossil embryos turn out to be jellyfish

From the University of Bristol in England:

Fossil orphans reunited with their parents after half a billion years

December 13, 2017

Everyone wants to be with their family over the holidays, but spare a thought for a group of orphan fossils that have been separated from their parents since the dawn of…

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Biology

EARTH’S INCREDIBLE ANIMAL DIVERSITY: WHAT THE #$%^ IS THAT?

Since childhood I have been fascinated with the animal kingdom.  In my youth I devoured programs like “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” “Animal Kingdom,” “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” “Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and the like. 714 more words

Neither Mantis nor Fly…but feisty enough

This is the time of the year that insectophiles like myself start closely examining the young leaves of eucalypt trees. The leaves are a mecca for insects like eucalyptus beetles, emperor gum moths and cup moths to eat, play and mate on. 146 more words

Invertebrates

Tracking recent human impacts on a nutrient sensitive Irish lake: integrating landscape to water linkages

Authors

Carlos Chique, Aaron P. Potito, Karen Molloy, Jack Cornett

High-resolution palaeolimnological analysis was implemented on a sediment core from Lough Muckno, a historically polluted inter-drumlin lake located in northeast Ireland. 176 more words

Lakes

Snails have stronger indirect positive effects on submerged macrophyte growth attributes than zooplankton

Authors

Roger Paulo Mormul, Johan Ahlgren, Christer Brönmark

Phytoplankton and epiphyton often compete with submerged macrophytes. Grazing by zooplankton and/or epiphyton grazers should promote an indirect positive effect on submerged macrophyte growth rate. 175 more words

Invertebrates