Robert Loren

Robert, who comically refers to himself as a "budding biologist" is currently an undergraduate at Cornell University.

Recent Blog Posts

Marine Mesozoic Revolution

Marine Mesozoic Revolution

Throughout geological time, there have been many shifts in marine animal species. Amongst these shifts is a transition known as the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. This evolutionary phenomenon not only overturned a number of bottom-dwelling marine species, it transformed...

Aging Bony Fish

Aging Bony Fish

When conducting studies, many ecologists are posed with the question: How old is this fish? Because size is rarely a fair indication of age, the use of a more precise method is often required. The most prevalent method of aging bony fish is known as Otolith Analysis....

Overview of Sponges

Overview of Sponges

Although commonly regarded as the most primitive multicellular animal group, sponges – members of the phylum: Porifera, are both diverse and interesting. Currently, this phylum is described as consisting almost completely of 3 distinct classes: Demospongea, Calcarea,...

Epulopiscium: A Microbial Giant

Epulopiscium: A Microbial Giant

The bacterial behemoth, Epulopiscium fishelsoni, is truly unique. E. fishelsoni is commonly regarded as the largest bacterium discovered to date, having the size of roughly 1,000,000 Escherichia coli. Residing within the gastrointestinal tract of several tang fish...

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