Category archives for Organisms

All the biologists out there know about the heath hen: it’s probably the number one most common example of a recent extinction discussed in considerable detail, because it illustrates so well that extinction is a product of so many factors, from habitat loss to inbreeding to predation to competition to climate shifts to you name…

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Nom nom nom

Friday Cephalopod: Tentacles

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a new exhibit, Tentacles. It is about…I think you can guess what it’s about. Can I find an excuse to visit California in mid-April?

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Gaze of the conch

Looks a bit wall-eyed to me.

Look! Even the stinkbugs are ready to hatch!