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SEA SPIDERS ARE CREATURES WITH LONG LEGS radiating from tiny central bodies. In a class of marine arthropods called Pycnogonida, they’re found in oceans in more […]

For Sea Spiders, It’s All in the Legs

SEA SPIDERS ARE CREATURES WITH LONG LEGS radiating from tiny central bodies. In a class of marine arthropods called Pycnogonida, they’re found in oceans in more […]

CORALS’ ABILITY TO GLOW WITH FLUORESCENT LIGHT has been known for some time. The understanding with shallow water corals has been that fluorescent proteins absorb harmful […]

In Deep Waters, Corals Glow to Grow

CORALS’ ABILITY TO GLOW WITH FLUORESCENT LIGHT has been known for some time. The understanding with shallow water corals has been that fluorescent proteins absorb harmful […]

– Horseshoe crabs are “living fossils” that have been on Earth since before the dinosaurs. Beside being intriguing members of the web of life in their […]

Horseshoe Crabs Need Some Love

– Horseshoe crabs are “living fossils” that have been on Earth since before the dinosaurs. Beside being intriguing members of the web of life in their […]

ONE OF THE JOYS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are the blue-footed boobies. Not only are they goofy waddlers on land but they do a funny, […]

For Galapagos’ Boobies, Love is Blue. And That’s a Good Thing.

ONE OF THE JOYS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS are the blue-footed boobies. Not only are they goofy waddlers on land but they do a funny, […]

  SCUBA DIVERS HAVE AN IMPACT ON FISH BEHAVIOR when they dive on tropical reefs, but the fish get used to it – somewhat, a […]

Divers on the Reef: The Fish Get Used to Us — Sort Of

  SCUBA DIVERS HAVE AN IMPACT ON FISH BEHAVIOR when they dive on tropical reefs, but the fish get used to it – somewhat, a […]

CEPHALOPODS – OCTOPUSES, SQUIDS AND CUTTLEFISHES – are renowned for their ability to change colors and mimic surroundings like corals and other structures. In 2010, […]

RESEARCH: Octopuses’ Skin May Be One Big Eye

CEPHALOPODS – OCTOPUSES, SQUIDS AND CUTTLEFISHES – are renowned for their ability to change colors and mimic surroundings like corals and other structures. In 2010, […]

Environmental
ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS
  HUNTING PARTIES A behavior I observed on this Bonaire trip was group hunting. Well, animals in the ocean are always looking for food (or trying […]

BONAIRE 2016: Hunting Parties

  HUNTING PARTIES A behavior I observed on this Bonaire trip was group hunting. Well, animals in the ocean are always looking for food (or trying […]

FINDING A SEAHORSE IS PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY DIVER’S WISH LIST. But if you’ve ever watched one after you found it, your reaction very likely was, […]

FISH FILES: Seahorses: Inept and Really Good at What They Do

FINDING A SEAHORSE IS PRETTY MUCH ON EVERY DIVER’S WISH LIST. But if you’ve ever watched one after you found it, your reaction very likely was, […]

  ALGAE COMES IN EIGHT GAZILLION DIFFERENT FORMS, from tiny little slimy green stuff to giant kelp, and to most of us it seems obnoxious […]

Algae, Our Faithful Friend

  ALGAE COMES IN EIGHT GAZILLION DIFFERENT FORMS, from tiny little slimy green stuff to giant kelp, and to most of us it seems obnoxious […]

I LOVE DUSK DIVES, watching what happens as darkness comes to the reef and many fishes hunker down for the night. On Bonaire this January, […]

THE HOVERING DUSK DIVE

I LOVE DUSK DIVES, watching what happens as darkness comes to the reef and many fishes hunker down for the night. On Bonaire this January, […]

“THEN THE OCEAN FLOOR SUDDENLY FELL AWAY. We were hovering like unharnessed window washers on a vast wall of rock and coral, the outermost edge […]

Buoyancy — “Cosmic Connections”

“THEN THE OCEAN FLOOR SUDDENLY FELL AWAY. We were hovering like unharnessed window washers on a vast wall of rock and coral, the outermost edge […]

  IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO (IN GEOHISTORY, ANYWAY, SAY AS LATE AS 20 MILLION YEARS AGO) that tropical marine life was distributed much more […]

The Far Side of the World: Geohistory & the Triangle of Diversity

  IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO (IN GEOHISTORY, ANYWAY, SAY AS LATE AS 20 MILLION YEARS AGO) that tropical marine life was distributed much more […]