Currently listening to 2 Hours Of Squid 🦑 from the Krill Waves Radio by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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/
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 […]
I’m pleased to announce that my short video A Sea Biscuit’s Life is now available on Labocine at https://www.labocine.com/films/a-sea-biscuits-life. The sea biscuits are joining the Science New Wave!
The latest True Facts about Sea Stars is unmissable. The video is filled with delightful echinoderm biology and even covers some recent discoveries on these enigmatic creatures. Watch it!
I work with fascinating creatures. Bryozoans, brachiopods, nemerteans, priapulids, echinoderms, acoelomorphs, among others! However, despite their splendor, they are little known. Perhaps because they are small or because they are difficult to find, they remain anonymous among the public. But their charisma is so strong that from time to time one or another ends up […]
Today, I discovered that bryostatin—a promising bioactive compound extracted from bryozoan colonies with potential medical applications for Alzheimer’s, cancers, and HIV therapy—is actually produced by bacterial symbionts:
Live footage of entoprocts! Tiny colonial invertebrates that capture food with a crown of ciliated tentacles
The pelagosphera larva of #Sipuncula. Photo by Alvaro Migotto via @cifonauta http://cifonauta.cebimar.usp.br/photo/10874/
Every master has humble beginnings. Ribbon worms or nemerteans are predators. They use a proboscis full of toxins, sometimes with sharp stilets or creepy branching patterns, to paralyze their prey and swallow them whole. The eversion of the proboscis has an interesting mechanism. It is based on muscular power and pressure in the cavity where […]