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Paul, the ‘Psychic’ octopus who can apparently predict* World Cup football match results, has inspired a lot of silliness attracted a lot of media attention recently. But can any other marine organisms see into the future? Sea snakes of the genus Laticauda (Fig 1.) are not entirely aquatic – not only must they regularly return [...]... Read more »
Y.-L. Liu, H. B. Lillywhite, and M.-C. Tu1. (2010) Sea snakes anticipate tropical cyclone. Marine Biology. info:/
Hello again all you aspiring underwater chefs!
Don’t you just love the delicious taste of cuttlefish? Mmmm. Don’t know about you, but for me that nasty ink really ruins the soft, tasty flesh - and let’s not even get started on the bone. Yuck!
Well folks, today I’m going to show you a quick an easy way [...]... Read more »
Julian Finn, Tom Tregenza, & Mark Norman. (2009) Preparing the Perfect Cuttlefish Meal: Complex Prey Handling by Dolphins. PLoS ONE, 4(1). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004217
“It’s only that short because I’ve been living in a location where I’m exposed to high turbulent flow”.
This might sound like a useful defence, but alas it is only valid if you happen to be a barnacle.
Today’s post is in honour of the birth of Charles Darwin, 199 years ago today. While you might ... Read more »
Christopher Neufeld, & A Richard Palmer. (2008) Precisely proportioned: intertidal barnacles alter penis form to suit coastal wave action. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2007.1760
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