Strange Sea Creatures: the Cephalopods

Strange Sea Creatures: the Cephalopods

Horizontal pupils slit the bulbous eyes swivelling in a large alien head, floating above a bizarre tangle of arms rippling with color. Some species glow, others can kill you with a poison they don’t even make, but how much do you know about the basic morphology of these charismatic creatures?  

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The Ocean 180 Video Challenge- Telling the Human Story of Science

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge- Telling the Human Story of Science

“If science is about anything, it is about scientists. It is a profoundly human story. It is your story. If we remember that, we can all help the public gain a deeper, richer understanding of science.” Prajwal Kulkarni

Mallory Watson, a scientist with the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida), is our latest guest talking about the very human story behind science and Ocean 180’s mission to tell that story through video.

Think you’re up to the Challenge? Visit ocean180.org for information on how to get involved, or contact info@ocean180.org with questions.

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Bryozoans and The Borg: Life in the collective

Bryozoans and The Borg: Life in the collective

What if I told you that there are creatures living on our planet that have striking similarities to a fearsome alien race in Star Trek?  Im talking about colonial organisms.  As it turns out, there are many groups of animals who have some members living a colonial lifestyle, including insects, mammals, shrimp, seabirds, and some marine invertebrates you may not have heard of before! 

What makes life in a colony so compelling?  Read on, to learn more!

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