It was a long, hard, and tumultuous battle, but the clash of the titans that began here at The Intersection–that will go down in science blogging history as the Great Marine Invertebrate Wars–has ended. And yes readers, our own fighting echinoderm has emerged victorious!
The final showdown happened this weekend when Jason of Cephalopodcast brought [pins of] the inverts to ScienceOnline’09 so attendees could take sides by declaring allegiances. And those poor squiggly cephalopods didn’t stand a chance… It was literally a blowout as echinoderm fever took the blogging conference by storm!
So congratulations to echinoderms everywhere–especially, my very favorite, the ever-charismatic sea cucumber. Long live Holothuroidea!