Category Archive: Organisms

Apr 28 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Not for trypophobics

You know, fear of holes…it doesn’t bother me at all, but about 20 seconds into this video, you’ll see a pocked surface suddenly erupt into mouths on wormlike stalks, and I wouldn’t want to be responsible for any trypophobia induced heart attacks. Oh, and everything after 1:50 — you might die. (via Mother Nature Network)

Apr 25 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Looks cute, but it’s actually dreaming of world conquest

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Apr 21 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Well, I wouldn’t eat it

Australian Geographic

Apr 18 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Sparkle magic!


Apr 15 2014

Science conspires to make me feel really old now

Virginia Hughes tells us about techniques to look inside the zebrafish brain. The gang at HHMI are using two photon imaging and clever image analysis to get very clear, sharp images of fluorescent neurons. Oy, that’s pretty. This old codger did some of that stuff, many years ago, but you know what we had to …

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Apr 14 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan MISANDRY


That photo is from a lovely new documentary, with this trailer. However, I have to call attention to one troubling fact. “All these lemurs have one thing in common – from the little one to the very largest one – they all have female dominance. The females are the leaders. The females are the ones …

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Apr 11 2014

Friday Cephalopod: Octopuses can be superheroes, too

Amir Abramovich

Apr 07 2014

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Sad pangolin


Say goodbye to another mammal being sacrificed on the altar of ‘traditional medicine’ — pangolin scales are consumed as medicine, their blood is used in tonics, their embryos are swallowed as aphrodisiacs, and they’re just generally eaten up. They’re also incredibly fragile, and cannot be farmed; they’re all caught in the wild and they usually …

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Apr 04 2014

Friday Cephalopod: "I shall battle & defeat this strangely phallic invader of my realm!"


Apr 01 2014

Eye-candy for mollusc fetishists

I’m currently in grading hell, so here, something to entertain you. Unless you’re a clam. If you’re a clam, don’t watch this. I shouldn’t have bothered warning the clams. They’re stupid, they probably watched it anyway.

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