marine biology

Jellyfish Blooms Linked With Periodic Global Fluctuations

January 4, 2013, 3:00 pm

Contrary to popular belief, the apparent increase in blooms of jellyfish around the world may simply be a natural rise and fall in populations over the decades.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Thorny Babies Onboard

December 23, 2012, 3:00 pm

Thorny seahorses, Hippocampus histrix, inhabit sandy and reef substrates in the Western Pacific.

SCIENCE IN PICS: The Lure of the Painted Frogfish

December 14, 2012, 3:00 pm

The painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus, is also known as the painted anglerfish because it uses a lure to attract prey, like all frogfish.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Leaf Scorpionfish

December 7, 2012, 3:00 pm

Leaf scorpionfish are found in various parts of the world, including the tropical Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Baby Frogfish Goes for a Walk

November 30, 2012, 4:00 pm

Juvenile frogfish are less than 1 cm long, almost the size of a thumb-nail.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Bumble Bee Shrimp

November 23, 2012, 12:00 pm

Bumble bee shrimps, Caridina sp., are found throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Carnivorous Harp Sponge Preys on Small Crustaceans (Video)

November 19, 2012, 7:00 am

A new type of meat-eating sponge called the harp sponge, Chondrocladia lyra, has been discovered off the coast of California near Monterey Bay.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Skeleton Shrimp on Whip Coral

November 16, 2012, 12:19 pm

Skeleton shrimp belong to the family Caprellidae, and are sometimes also referred to as ghost shrimp.

SCIENCE IN PICS: Cuttlefish Eggs Cached in Old Clothing

November 9, 2012, 10:29 pm

Cuttlefish eggs laid inside an old pair of pants, the zip of which is visible, at Puri Jati in Bali, Indonesia.

Corals Threatened by Seaweed Signal Fish for Help

November 8, 2012, 2:00 pm

A species of coral in Fiji calls on goby fish to rescue it when under attack by a toxic seaweed.

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