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About mud dragons

Great episode about mud dragons with María Herranz in the New Species podcast: — Post featured image by Alvaro E. Migotto, Fabiane Gallucci, Gustavo Fonseca, Maikon Di Domenico. Kinorhynch. Cifonauta image database. Available at: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/media/10461/

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biology articles

InverteFest December 2022

The InverteFest is here. A moment to celebrate the overlooked diversity of invertebrates around us. I’m re-posting a video I made for the Cifonauta account on Instagram showing different marine invertebrates moving around under the microscope. Enjoy! Invertebrate Gallery Check the gallery below to find out the identity of each marine invertebrate in the movie […]

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Cifonauta’s 8th anniversary

Cifonauta, our image database for marine biology, is 8 years old today! Almost 12k photos and videos annotated with species names, geolocation, habitat, life mode, microscopy technique and more. Visit: http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br Follow: @cifonauta

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biology notes

Life Between Grains

All sorts of worms live a Life Between Grains! #WormWednesday Fantastic production by CEBIMar, @Maik2DD and others.

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biology articles

Is Lineus longissimus the longest animal on Earth?

Which is the longest animal in the world? Last year, the PeerJ journal published an article about the largest marine animals. The neat infographic accompanying their tweet immediately got my attention (if the figure is not showing up, check it in full resolution here): For a couple of milliseconds, I thought the scale bar below the […]

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biology imaging notes

Comb jelly swallowed hole

Swallowed Whole—a comb jelly preying on a comb jelly. Just awesome! #ctenophora

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biology notes

Living cyphonautes larva

After the illustration, this is a living cyphonautes larva collected from the plankton.

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biology notes

New bryozoan species from Brazil

Twelve new bryozoan species from Brazil (Vieira et al. 2014) with videos hosted on the Cifonauta database. Check out some of these images here.

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Brachiopod historical hunt

Another historical hunt for brachiopods ended successfully at @BioDivLibrary :)

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biology notes science

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 […]