Friday Cephalopod: Reflections

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Why Craig? Why Craig would you be posting about buses?Monterey police are investigating to find out how an empty tourist bus managed to roll away from its parking spot Saturday afternoon and crash into the front wall of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.The 40-foot Coach USA bus rolled downhill on David…
(via the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Hey, I just realized that it's been about 25 years since I've been to Monterey Bay…I should go again.)
Here are some more jelly pictures from my most recent visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Today, the Spotted jelly (Mastigias papua). I really like the coloration of these critters, as well as the way that they swim together in patterns that look like a complicated water ballet. According to the…
Robert Vrijenhoek and Shannon Johnson (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute), and Greg Rouse (Scripps) have recently completed research aimed at classifying 12 new lineages of Osedax worms as their very own species. Upon their 2004 discovery in Monterey Bay, geneticists classified them under…