Invertebrates

What Makes a Lobster Worth $500?

Written by on October 18, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
What Makes a Lobster Worth $500?

What makes one lobster worth $500? Well, the odds of catching it were one in two million.

Continue Reading

Overfishing of Sea Cucumbers Hurts the Great Barrier Reef

Written by on October 16, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Overfishing of Sea Cucumbers Hurts the Great Barrier Reef

Today’s highlights include the 2013 Ocean Health Index, unsustainable sea cucumber fisheries, and a group of rescued sea lions rejoining their colony.

Continue Reading

Mass Starfish Die-Off in West Vancouver Puzzling Researchers

Written by on October 9, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Mass Starfish Die-Off in West Vancouver Puzzling Researchers

Today’s highlights include the weakest link in the annual slaughter at the Cove, manta rays “lacking libido” in the Maldives, and a mass starfish die-off.

Continue Reading

10 Important Facts for the “Do Lobsters Feel Pain” Debate

Written by on October 2, 2013 in Invertebrates, Other News
10 Important Facts for the “Do Lobsters Feel Pain” Debate

A PETA video shows how lobsters are butchered and it doesn’t look good. But is this animal cruelty? Do lobsters actually feel pain?

Continue Reading

An Opportunity to Contribute to Mantis Shrimp Research!

Written by on August 23, 2013 in Invertebrates, Other News
An Opportunity to Contribute to Mantis Shrimp Research!

Mantis shrimp have the most complex visual system known to man, but we don’t know much about how they use that system to communicate. A new project is designed to find out.

Continue Reading

Why Are Some Lobsters Blue?

Written by on August 22, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Why Are Some Lobsters Blue?

Today’s highlights include a call for citizen scientists, an explanation of different colored lobsters, and the ‘epic’ journey of baby corals.

Continue Reading

Warm Water Brings Jellyfish to the UK

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Marine Life
Warm Water Brings Jellyfish to the UK

Today’s highlights include an underwater act of cruelty, the ‘lake’ in the North Pole, an oil spill in Thailand and a jellyfish bloom in the UK.

Continue Reading

The Octopus: Blue Blood and Coconut Shells

Written by on July 9, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
The Octopus: Blue Blood and Coconut Shells

Octopuses can thank their blue blood for their ability to live in a wide range of habitats.

Continue Reading

Hasselhoff’s Crab Reveals Clues About Ancient Oceans

Written by on June 20, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Hasselhoff’s Crab Reveals Clues About Ancient Oceans

Today’s highlights include a projected growth in the seafood market, the “Hoff” crab’s amazing journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic and the world’s largest marine sanctuary.

Continue Reading

Video: Unique Behavior of Jumbo Squid

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Invertebrates, Marine Life
Video: Unique Behavior of Jumbo Squid

Did you know that the Humboldt squid flashes different colors when it sees another squid? Check out this short video to learn more.

Continue Reading

Top