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A Sea Biscuit’s Life turns fifteen

When I was finishing my master’s thesis, I created a video to summarize my findings and posted it online. I wanted to share the wonderful things I saw under the microscope—cells dividing, tissues folding, embryos spinning, larvae metamorphosing, juveniles crawling between sand grains. But I also wanted to convey the thrill I felt, seeing these […]

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Larval stickers <3

Marine invertebrate larvae are incredibly diverse. They have all sorts of unique features—tentacles, lobes, bands of cilia, shells, bristle hairs, etc.—which they use to capture food, to swim, to protect themselves from predators. Their morphology is functional. But also beautiful. That’s why I was excited to discover these larval stickers made by Dexter Davis: They […]

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music biology notes

Krill Waves Radio 🦐

Currently listening to 2 Hours Of Squid 🦑 from the Krill Waves Radio by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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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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True Facts: Sea Stars

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!

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biology articles

Morning encounter with a benthic ctenophore

Something extraordinary happened today—I saw a benthic ctenophore! The last time I saw one was fifteen years ago, while I was working at a marine station. Now that I live far from the ocean, such an improbable encounter is truly remarkable. I would never have thought that I would see a benthic ctenophore when I […]

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Bryostatin symbiotic origins

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:

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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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Life Between Grains

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