Reef Beef Episode 50 – Ben Drills Rich

Ben Drills Rich - Episode 50 In this episode Ben asks Rich a lot of questions about science literacy and Ben talks about rusty aquarium hardware. Thank you to our sponsors: Biota Aquariums: https://www.thebiotagroup.com Saltwater Aquarium: https://www.SaltwaterAquarium.com?aff=20 The Veterans, Military, and Civil Service Discount program is now Open to Healthcare Workers. - https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/military-civil-servant-5-discount/?aff=20 Their loyalty program includes 5% Back via Reward points and Freebies https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/free-stuff.html?aff=20 #SkepticalReefkeeping #ScienceLiteracy #ReefBeef Links: Rich’s MACNA 2018 talk: https://macna.org/MACNA-Recordings/richard-ross-dig-through-reef-bs-and-come-out-smelling-clean/ Get notified of new episodes by receiving an email from Reef Beef! https://reefbeefpodcast.com/notify/ Buy Reef Beef a Beer! https://reefbeefpodcast.com Become a Member: https://reefbeefpodcast.com/membership Time Stamps 00:00:00 Intro 00:01:31 Rich’s system 00:02:59 Rich’s Pond 00:04:10 Daily water changes 00:04:39 ICP scores? 00:06:52 New Client #1 00:09:01 Moist air 00:13:07 SPONSOR: SaltwaterAquarium.com 00:15:25 New Client #2 00:16:53 Rich’s light problems 00:19:34 Let the drilling begin 00:22:37 Identifying Snake Oil 00:29:48 SPONSOR: Biota Aquariums 00:32:06 Evaluating the results of a product 00:41:59 What does it mean to be skeptical? 00:50:08 does correlation equal causation? 00:57:05 Critical Thinking 01:00:30 Ben’s Beef 01:05:55 Wrap Up 01:06:23 Bloopers

Scientists accidentally discover first animal that can survive without oxygen

No oxygen? No worries for H. salminicola. Stephen D. Atkinson Researchers on Monday said they accidentally found the first animal species out of millions of know species that can survive its entirely without the presence of oxygen. Henneguya salminicola (H. salminicola) normally lives in the muscle tissue of its salmon host. The 10-celled creature has evolved to the point where it doesn’t breathe at all, according to a study published in the National Academy of Sciences. “Aerobic respiration was thought to be ubiquitous in animals, but now we confirmed that this is not the case,” said Dorothée Huchon, a zoologist at Israel’s Tel Aviv University in a press release. “Our discovery shows that evolution can go in strange directions. Aerobic respiration is a major source of

Recently discovered shark species squirts glowing clouds from pockets

A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species. And the mysterious pouches that it’s named for, up near its front fins? Scientists say they squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from around the Gulf and in New York have named the species the American pocket shark, or Mollisquama (mah-lihs-KWAH-muh) mississippiensis (MISS-ih-sip-ee-EHN-sis). It’s only the third out of more than 500 known shark species that may squirt luminous liquid, said R. Dean Grubbs, a Florida State University scientist who was not involved in the research. He said the other two are the previously known pocket shark and the taillight shark , which has a similar gland near its tail

Fossilized remains of 430 million-year-old ‘sea monster’ found

Life reconstruction of Sollasina cthulhu. (Credit: Elissa Martin, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History) The fossilized remains of a 430 million-year-old sea creature that had tentacles longer than its body have been found in Herefordshire, Britain. Given the name Sollasina cthulhu, due to its resemblance to the fictional Cthulhu sea beast thought of by American author H.P. Lovecraft, the creature was significantly smaller than the fictional monster, but perhaps just as scary to other sea creatures alive at the time. “Although the fossil is just 3 [centimers]wide, its many long tentacles would have made it appear quite monstrous to other small sea creatures alive at the time,” a press release describing the find reads. “It is thought that these tentacles, or ‘tube feet’, were used
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