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Marine Life Series: The Blue-ringed Octopus
I’ve owned fourteen octopuses over the years, and the most depressing part of bonding with these incredibly intelligent animals is their short life span. My local ones only live for about a year.
Mark H 05/11/2013 15 40 2 -
Marine Life Series: Shame-faced Crabs
If there’s one crustacean that can be described as tank-like, this is it. The body is compact, the exoskeleton incredibly hard and the claws have evolved to form a perfect fit to cover the ...
Mark H 04/27/2013 16 55 1 -
Marine Life Series: The History of Oyster Farming
Harvesting oysters in New England goes back to way before colonial times. Although today oysters are harvested mainly for food, back in the 1700’s they were collected for their shells. Limestone, ...
Mark H 04/13/2013 27 67 2 -
Marine Life Series: Commercial Fisheries Kickstarter
The Biomes Center commercial fisheries exhibit.
Mark H 09/17/2012 7 20 1 69
Marine Life Series: NRN Invitation
Five years ago I attended Netroots Nation in Chicago. It was the highlight of that year for me (although in that same year my dog died, a long-term relationship ended and my son moved out, so the ...
Mark H 05/22/2012 18 23 - 126
Marine Life Series: Ruby on NOVA
It's ...
Mark H 02/10/2011 32 55 - 410
Marine Life Series: Paul the Octopus is a Fraud
I did an hour-long phone interview with CNN last night. They were looking for an alternate ...
Mark H 07/09/2010 117 89 - 467
Marine Life Series: The Red Knot
Twice each year shorebirds along the eastern seaboard migrate thousands of miles ...
Mark H 10/15/2009 20 63 1 184
Marine Life Series: Expat Sargasso Community
Although like most people I’m not all that thrilled about the damage caused by hurricanes and ...
Mark H 08/30/2009 12 37 - 229
Marine Life Series, DK GreenRoots: Responsible Shrimp Buying
As a marine ...
Mark H 07/01/2009 43 85 5 109
Marine Life Series: Reflex Amputation
Most people are familiar with a lizard’s ability to drop its tail off at will. Also known ...
Mark H 06/19/2009 27 66 - 41
Marine Life Series: Coral Bleaching
As the term suggests, coral bleaching is the whitening of living coral colonies, a phenomenon ...
Mark H 06/12/2009 55 126 2 134
Marine Life Series: Sargassum Fish
Out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is a roughly million-square-mile area known as the ...
Mark H 05/22/2009 57 125 1 107
Marine Life Series: The Peacock Flounder
This will be an ...
Mark H 05/08/2009 65 179 4 156
Marine Life Series: How Tube Feet Work
Sea stars, ...
Mark H 04/10/2009 33 59 2 29
Marine Life Series: Psychedelic Frogfish
It’s always ...
Mark H 03/27/2009 68 188 5 192
Marine Life Series: Understanding Krill
The raised stone at the ...
Mark H 03/12/2009 33 79 2 170
Marine Life Series: The Coolest Fish on Earth
If you consider a “profession” ...
Mark H 02/26/2009 167 381 29 169
Marine Life Series: Northern Pufferfish
There are just under two hundred species of animals known as pufferfish. Nearly all are ...
Mark H 02/14/2009 28 56 1 41
Marine Life Series: Raising Seafoals
At any given time I have about ten or ...
Mark H 02/05/2009 44 69 3 279
Marine Life Series: Byssal Threads
The main form of protection for ...
Mark H 01/30/2009 62 102 4 39
Marine Life Series: Andre the Harbor Seal
In 1982, as a senior in high school, I had ...
Mark H 01/24/2009 89 202 9 166
Marine Life Series: Flounder’s Twisted Skull
Mark H 01/16/2009 57 104 1 69
Marine Life Series: Camouflage
Camouflage is a vital adaptation used by many ...
Mark H 01/08/2009 114 171 8 58
Marine Life Series: Christmas Tree Worms
Last week we briefly discussed the two ...
Mark H 12/18/2008 64 161 10 114
Marine Life Series: A Worm Named Eunice
Most annelids are small creatures that ...
Mark H 12/11/2008 44 42 - 98
Marine Life Series: Bait Balls
Animals have evolved various methods of ...
Mark H 12/04/2008 35 48 2 180
Marine Life Series: Short-spined Brittle Stars
We’ve discussed sea stars in this ...
Mark H 11/28/2008 42 62 3 92
Marine Life Series: Dumbo Octopus
Science loves order, breaking down the ...
Mark H 11/20/2008 156 263 16 164
Marine Life Series: Pipefish
Pipefish are distinctive little fish that resemble seahorses stretched out straight. Like ...
Mark H 11/14/2008 28 65 4 46
Marine Life Series: Moon Snails and Sand Collars
Snails are members of a ...
Mark H 10/09/2008 11 25 2 40
Marine Life Series: Exploring the Surface of an Asteroid
In the coastal marine environment countless species of algae and invertebrates ...
Mark H 08/22/2008 46 127 6 32
Marine Life Series: Giant Conger Eels
This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on September 6, 2006. Normal diary schedule should resume starting next week. Sorry for the absence this summer.
Mark H 08/15/2008 40 38 1 51
Marine Life Series: Lionfish Invasion
[Last Monday night's broadcast of NBC News, Brian Williams was scheduled to run a story on the introduction of these fish to the U.S. This essay was originally published to Daily Kos on October 7,
Mark H 07/13/2008 81 123 4 104
Marine Life Series: The Blue-eyed Scallop
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on August 25, 2006.] The Bay ...
Mark H 05/15/2008 24 46 1 87
Marine Life Series: Coconut Crabs
Arthropods, including crustaceans, insects ...
Mark H 05/01/2008 26 46 2 117
Marine Life Series: Squid Egg Mops
Squid are free-swimming mollusks, and like ...
Mark H 04/24/2008 104 183 2 293
Marine Life Series: Mermaid’s Purses
While beachcombing it's not uncommon to ...
Mark H 04/18/2008 25 57 2 243
Marine Life Series: Hermit Crabs and Exotic Species
Generally the introduction of a non-native ...
Mark H 03/28/2008 42 59 1 229
Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Symbionts
This is part III on hermit crabs. Hermit ...
Mark H 03/14/2008 20 48 2 110
Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Reproduction and Torpor
As we saw last week in the ...
Mark H 03/06/2008 21 51 1 373
Marine Life Series: Hermit Crab Basics
Hermit crabs are found all over the world in ...
Mark H 02/29/2008 47 47 2 175
Marine Life Series: Aristotle's Lantern
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on August 11, 2006.]
Mark H 02/22/2008 7 29 - 79
Marine Life Series: Albino Rock Crab
Last Friday you guys voted overwhelmingly for ...
Mark H 02/15/2008 41 83 2 315
Marine Life Series: Cassiopeia
In Greek mythology, Cassiopeia was the beautiful ...
Mark H 02/08/2008 25 63 - 181
Marine Life Series: Sand Dollars
Most people know the sand dollar as the dried, ...
Mark H 02/01/2008 32 74 4 238
Marine Life Series: Megalodon
Thirty-three years ago a young upstart ...
Mark H 01/25/2008 121 149 3 71
Marine Life Series: Anatomy of a Snail Shell
All snails belong to the phylum ...
Mark H 01/18/2008 34 41 1 184
Marine Life Series: Intro to Algae
Algae are the dominant photosynthetic ...
Mark H 01/04/2008 25 47 8 186
Marine Life Series: Bivalve Dendrochronology
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on August 4, 2006. New Marine Life Series content will be back next Friday with the new year.]
Mark H 12/28/2007 10 38 2 18
Marine Life Series: Catadromous Eels
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on July 28, 2006. Original essays will resume after the New Year.] Most of you are at least somewhat familiar with the life cycle ...
Mark H 12/21/2007 18 45 1 119
Marine Life Series: Countershading
What’s this grey squirrel got to do ...
Mark H 12/07/2007 27 24 1 272
Marine Life Series: Monkfish
We’ve mentioned the group of fish ...
Mark H 11/15/2007 54 92 2 104
Marine Life Series: The Incredible Mr. and/or Mrs. Limpet
[This diary was originally published to DailyKos on July 21, 2006.] The Slipper Limpet ( Crepidula fornicata ) is an odd type of snail that is extremely common on the Atlantic coast.
Mark H 11/02/2007 15 29 - 669
Marine Life Series: Mighty Aphrodite
The sea mouse is a really strange polychaete. ...
Mark H 11/01/2007 32 36 2 297
Marine Life Series: J. Livingston Cracks A Clam
I think it’s safe to say that the explosion ...
Mark H 10/26/2007 45 36 4 40
Marine Life Series: Santa Ana Winds, Wildfires and Upwelling
As the fires in Southern California continue to ...
Mark H 10/25/2007 25 45 1 169
Marine Life Series: Queen Triggerfish
Meet “Lucy”. Lucy is a seven-year-...
Mark H 10/19/2007 38 41 1 43
Marine Life Series: Mole Crabs
Of all the marine environments organisms can ...
Mark H 10/12/2007 26 34 2 237
Marine Life Series: Basking Sharks
Next to the whale shark, basking sharks ( ...
Mark H 09/28/2007 25 29 1 261
Marine Life Series: Caudal Fins
This is a followup to my diary entitled “
Mark H 09/21/2007 41 39 2 173
Marine Life Series: The Sharksucker
[This diary was first posted to Daily Kos on July 14, 2006. I'll be back next week with an original post about caudal fins.]
Mark H 09/16/2007 16 39 1 259
Non-Marine Life Series: RIP Ngazi
Ngazi died today. She was only seven years old,
Mark H 09/05/2007 41 26 1 32
Marine Life Series: Soniferous Toadfish
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on July 7, 2006.] Sitting in a boat on a still day, the ocean seems gentle, calm and most of all silent. ...
Mark H 08/30/2007 31 39 - 218
Marine Life Series: Tropical Strays, A Photo Essay
[This diary was originally posted to Daily Kos on September 8, 2006.]
Mark H 08/25/2007 21 34 - 80
Marine Life Series: The Blue Whale
The blue whale ( Balaenoptera ...
Mark H 08/17/2007 39 40 1 121
Marine Life Series: Deep-Sea Anglerfish
Men are parasites, some might say. But even the ...
Mark H 08/15/2007 40 35 - 130
Marine Life Series: How Gills Work
All animals need oxygen to survive. Those that are ...
Mark H 08/10/2007 43 43 3 183
I Went to Yearly Kos and all I Lost was My Lousy TU Status
Yes, this is a shameless attempt to regain my ...
Mark H 08/05/2007 139 35 1 2
Marine Life Series: Shark Finning
I try to keep entries in this series upbeat ...
Mark H 07/27/2007 31 32 1 1325
Marine Life Series: The Lonesome Death of Violet the Octopus
For those of you who have been following the ...
Mark H 07/25/2007 35 40 1 118
Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Conservation
This is the third and final essay on the ...
Mark H 07/20/2007 32 38 1 144
Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Anatomy
This is part two of my posts on ...
Mark H 07/06/2007 36 40 3 578
Marine Life Series: Horseshoe Crab Basics
Of all the animals on this planet of ...
Mark H 06/29/2007 45 31 4 221
Marine Life Series: River Otters of a Mill Pond
If you visited the site of my marine ...
Mark H 06/22/2007 31 29 3 196
Marine Life Series: Ecdysis
The largest group of animals on Earth are the ...
Mark H 06/15/2007 38 38 6 141
Marine Life Series: What’s an Ascidian?
The jelly-like blobs above would hardly be ...
Mark H 06/08/2007 25 36 1 215
Marine Life Series: How Pearls are Formed
I’m sure it goes without saying that ...
Mark H 06/01/2007 37 44 - 74
Marine Life Series: Life Cycle of the Moon Jelly
Before understanding the life cycle of the ...
Mark H 05/25/2007 49 38 - 222
Marine Life Series: Mola mola
The first time I saw one of these fish I was ...
Mark H 05/18/2007 33 32 - 150
Marine Life Series: Boring Sponges
Sponges are the simplest forms of ...
Mark H 05/11/2007 40 42 1 112
Marine Life Series: Piping Plovers
Preserving the continued existence of a ...
Mark H 05/04/2007 24 35 2 259
Marine Life Series: How Sea Stars Eat
The sea star is an unlikely candidate for ...
Mark H 04/27/2007 37 25 3 209
Marine Life Series: A Fishery That Works
Seafood accounts for a sizable portion of ...
Mark H 04/22/2007 14 29 3 230
Marine Life Series: Fish Scales
The study of scales is called ...
Mark H 04/13/2007 38 30 3 280
Marine Life Series: Thumb-Splitters and Glass-Smashers
The photo above, as most of you know, is of ...
Mark H 04/06/2007 17 18 - 250
Marine Life Series: Mermaids
Throughout the course of human evolution ...
Mark H 03/31/2007 22 32 1 170
Marine Life Series: Baleen
As a kid I had the hardest time ...
Mark H 03/30/2007 17 19 2 257
Marine Life Series: Octopus Eyes
The octopus is an extraordinary animal in ...
Mark H 03/16/2007 35 24 1 177
Marine Life Series: Why Polar Bears Aren’t Really White
Before we get to the bears, let's look at snow.
Mark H 03/09/2007 27 38 1 252
Marine Life Series: Fins 101
Welcome to Fins 101. There are five kinds ...
Mark H 03/02/2007 17 21 1 353
Marine Life Series: Violet Kills A Crab
I'm still working on the winner ...
Mark H 02/23/2007 24 21 1 19
Marine Life Series: Smooth Dogfish Sharks
Although sharks in general are unjustly ...
Mark H 02/16/2007 26 24 1 214
Marine Life Series: Stupid Octopus Tricks
Last week’s MLS poll gave the nod for Smooth Dogfish Sharks to be the topic for today’s diary, but I’ve been busy with other things and it will have to wait until next week. So ...
Mark H 02/09/2007 34 32 1 63
Marine Life Series: The Short Big-eye
A group of nocturnal fish known as “Big-...
Mark H 02/02/2007 13 15 2 240
Marine Life Series: Responsible Shrimp Buying
As a marine educator I’ve become ...
Mark H 01/26/2007 46 40 7 104
Marine Life Series: Oyster Drills
The intertidal zone, that area of the ...
Mark H 01/19/2007 34 21 3 166
Marine Life Series: Filter Feeders, Part III
Tube worms are sessile animals that use ...
Mark H 01/12/2007 22 14 3 258
Marine Life Series: Filter Feeders, Part II
Ok, so after a couple of weeks off for the ...
Mark H 01/05/2007 34 20 2 228
The Baiji is Gone
This ...
Mark H 12/22/2006 6 12 - 14
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