Invertebrates

Creature Feature: Introducing California Market Squid

Written by on June 6, 2016 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Creature Feature: Introducing California Market Squid

There are about 750 recognized species of squid. Today (and for the next several weeks), we’ll be focusing on just one: Doryteuthis opalescence.

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New peculiar octopus discovered during deep-sea dive

Written by on March 14, 2016 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
New peculiar octopus discovered during deep-sea dive

NOAA researchers come across likely new octopus species.

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New Tag Makes It Easier to Study Jellyfish and Squid

Written by on October 7, 2015 in Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Marine Life
New Tag Makes It Easier to Study Jellyfish and Squid

In order to determine how changing ocean conditions are impacting soft-bodied animals like squid and jellyfish, researchers developed a brand new kind of tag.

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Climate Change Alters How Some Animals Reproduce

Written by on September 9, 2015 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Climate Change Alters How Some Animals Reproduce

A new study shows that some marine worms are changing the way they reproduce to adjust to their changing environment.

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Cause of Mass Sea Star Die-Off Finally Identified

Written by on November 26, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Cause of Mass Sea Star Die-Off Finally Identified

Scientists identified the cause of Sea Star Wasting Disease, which has plagued the Pacific coast since June 2013 in the largest sea star die-off ever recorded.

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Close-Up View of Microscopic Marine Life

Written by on November 12, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Close-Up View of Microscopic Marine Life

In their first few weeks of life, sea stars, barnacles, and sand dollars look nothing like the adults that we can all picture.

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The Sea Anemone is a “Planimal”

Written by on March 31, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
The Sea Anemone is a “Planimal”

Sea anemones are classified as animals, but new research shows that they are actually half animal, half plant.

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Ancient Crustacean Fossils: A “Portrait of Prehistoric Parenthood”

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Ancient Crustacean Fossils: A “Portrait of Prehistoric Parenthood”

Well preserved fossils show that some marine crustaceans have used the same brood-care strategy for 450 million years.

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‘Chameleons of the Sea’ May Benefit Soldiers on Battlefields

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Invertebrates, Technology
‘Chameleons of the Sea’ May Benefit Soldiers on Battlefields

Cuttlefish are masters of camouflage. Not only can they change the color and pattern of their skin, but they can shift their bodies to mimic just about anything.

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The Squid’s Blurred Vision: Judging Distance Underwater

Written by on January 27, 2014 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
The Squid’s Blurred Vision: Judging Distance Underwater

Judging size and distance in vast, featureless waters is a challenge for all animals. New Research reveals how a squid species is able to precisely target prey.

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