I admit it- I watch the Bachelorette. But most of the fun is in critiquing the show, especially the production decisions. Last week they featured the supposed aphrodisiac the conch pistol, aka “Bahamian Viagra,” and being a mollusk, I couldn’t resist doing a quick fact check. Read what I found out in my latest Massive article!
To bring attention to the cool work being done by my paleoecologist friend Mairin Balisi and her colleagues, I wrote a little piece about it! https://massivesci.com/articles/ancient-dog-fossils-bones/
My iNaturalist project is up and running! I am collecting observations of coral-feeding nudibranchs, such as the one below. These awesome creatures often mimic their coral food, making them really difficult to find, but super cool looking! The more observations we have from around the world, the more we will know about where different species live and what types of corals they depend on. This information helps us study the evolutionary history of these diverse animals. Check it out here and share with anyone who spends time at coral reefs!
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