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We are pleased to present Coral Morphologic 2, an album of nine records inspired by the corals’ cosmic ability to synchronize their lives to Earth’s daily rotation upon its axis, the Moon’s monthly trip around Earth, and Earth’s yearly orbit of the Sun.…
Dirk Müter is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry’s NanoGeoScience research group. He headed the project, which is now now published in Acta Biomaterialia under the title, “Microstructure and micromechanics of the heart urchin test from X-ray tomography”.
Have you ever failed at catching a fast fish like this sixline wrasse? Don’t feel badly; it’s simply a better athlete than you are. Photo by Brian Gratwicke
It turns out that fish are far more effective at delivering oxygen throughout their body than almost any other animal, giving them the athletic edge over other species.
Kimberly Hughes is a professor of Biological Science at Florida State University. Photo by Ray Stanyard (FSU)
From Florida State University:
FSU researcher: Change in environment can lead to rapid evolution
A new Florida State University study is giving researchers a glimpse at how organisms from fish to flowers to tumors evolve in response to rapid environmental change.
From the University of California at San Diego:
Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics
The boxfish’s unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found.
From the Marine Aquarium Society of North America:
MASNA Membership Drive 2015
The excitement has begun as MASNA starts their membership drive for 2015.
As a member of the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America you will become part of the largest non-profit organization of marine aquarium hobbyists and clubs.
It’s an impressive feat by any standards, but particularly so for an animal that doesn’t have a defined brain.
The laboratory-based study of Carukia barnesi, the tiny but deadly Irukandji jellyfish, was conducted at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine in Cairns.
This is an opah caught during a NOAA Fisheries survey off the California Coast. CREDIT: NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center
The silvery fish, roughly the size of a large automobile tire, is known from oceans around the world and dwells hundreds of feet beneath the surface in chilly, dimly lit waters.