Category archives for Organisms
I stared at this for a while, trying to sort out what was what, and my mind began to slip into madness, so I figured it was perfect for Pharyngula.
This is an octopus eye: This is an octopus brain: I have to point this out because the creationist Eric Metaxas said a remarkable thing: But the octopus isn’t the only such miracle. “Convergent evolution” is all over nature, from powered flight evolving three times to each continent having its own version of the anteater.…
I took an awful grainy cell phone picture yesterday, one where it’s hard to see the subjects for the sun glare. But really, this is amazing: Fifteen years ago when I started out at UMM, our intro biology course had an exercise where students were given butterfly nets and sent out to capture, tag, and…
Allonautilus scrobiculatus is a rare species that can be distinguishes from the natty Nautilus pompilius by its hairy, slimy shell. That doesn’t seem like a distinction to be proud of, but I guess it takes all types to fill an ocean.
Classes start Wednesday. I am not ready.
Here’s a scientist talking about the great difficulty of finding whales out on the open ocean. Wouldn’t you know it…? That’s excellent comedic timing. I hear they’re also big-hearted.