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notes biology

Brachiopod historical hunt

Another hunt for a historical work ended successfully at @BioDivLibrary :)

Historical hunt for historical literature on brachiopods.
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biology imaging notes

Life is 4D

The amazing #LISH2014 has come to an end. Thanks for the great course!

Life is 4D
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biology notes science

Brachiopods and Japanese art

Morse 1902 - Observations on living Brachiopoda. Brachiopods and Japanese art.

I visited Japan solely for the purpose of studying the Brachiopoda of the Japanese seas, and this step led to my accepting the chair of zoology in the Imperial University at Tokyo. Gradually I was drawn away from my zoological work, into archaeological investigations, by the alluring problem of the ethnic affinities of the Japanese race. The fascinating character of Japanese art led to a study, first of the prehistoric and early pottery of the Japanese, and then to the collection and study of the fictile art of Japan. Inexorable fate finally entangled me for twenty years in a minute study of Japanese pottery. The results of this work are embodied in the Catalogue of Japanese Pottery, lately published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. With this work off my hands, I turned back with eagerness to my early studies of the Brachiopoda (…) Japan is the home of the brachiopods.

Edward S. Morse, 1902. Observations on living Brachiopoda in Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History, 5(8): 313-386.

Citations from page 313, 374 and plate 41.

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biology notes

Nemertean laying eggs

Lineus sp
Nemertean Lineus ruber laying eggs
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biology notes

Priapulid sticker

Penis-worm sticker

The first penis-worm sticker of mankind. Thanks, Casey! I uploaded the source file to PhyloPic.

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notes biology imaging

Face to face with the pluteus larva

Pluteus larva.
Frontal view of an echino pluteus larva. The image is composed of 122 photos in different focal planes merged into one.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frontal_view_of_a_pluteus_larva.tif

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Pelagosphera larva

Vídeo about the charismatic pelagosphera larva of sipunculids.

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biology notes

Newspiece about the Cifonauta database

Reportagem sobre o Cifonauta no Repórter ECO da TV Cultura.
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notes biology imaging

Sea biscuit metamorphosis on the Node’s calendar

The sea biscuit metamorphosis image that I submitted for the Node’s intersection image competition was selected for the November calendar! You can download it here.

Sea biscuit metamorphosis.
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biology notes

Newspiece about the exhibit Ocean: Hidden Life

Reportagem sobre a exposição Oceano: vida escondida na TV Cultura.