This month's mutualism is on the relationship between a farming damselfish and its garden of delicious algae.Read More
Big news for dinosaur fans everywhere. Brontosaurus is back! For over a century any mention of this iconic dinosaur was met with the claim that he never existed, and it's just an Apatosaurus. What happened to the Brontosaurus, and what brought it back?Read More
The zebrafish has been getting a lot of attention over the last 20 years. What’s all the hype about? Why are so many people looking for answers from this little striped minnow? Find out in this article about why zebrafish are so awesome to study!Read More
An interesting relationship between an estuarine species of turtle and seagrasses. See how eelgrass uses terrapins to do some of the dispersal dirty work in February's mutualism of the month.Read More
Selective pressure is powerful, our environment always changing, and how an individual or an entire species is able to change with nature reveals a lot about its ability to thrive. A recent dinner-table story of a volcanic mountain climb reminded me of the wild challenges on biology at high altitude and the specialized physiology of animals sitting cozy up there.
Whether by acclimation or adaptation, the ability to adjust is an essential part of movin' on up!
The endemic Panamánian golden frog was at risk of complete extinction from the threat of a pathogenic fungus. It has since been raised in captivity with the hope of reintroduction to the wild. The only problem: the fungus is still around. Learn how researchers are developing a treatment for these amphibians involving mutualistic fungus-fighting bacteria in this month's mutualism.Read More
Sponges can filter 50,000x their own volume in a day! What does this mean for nutrient availability on coral reefs? Find out more about current research aimed at finding out how sponges are changing the water chemistry on coral reefs in the Florida Keys.Read More