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#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a...

#CephalopodWeek is ending today, but it’s always a cephalo-bration in our Tentacles special exhibition! Have you seen it yet? Go behind the scenes of Tentacles in this short video

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diverTo avoid...

Chambered nautilus: the ocean’s jet-propelled diver To avoid predators by day, nautilus linger along deep reef slopes as deep as 2,000 feet. At night, they migrate to shallower waters and cruise the reefs, trailing their tentacles in...Show More Summary

When Celebrities Suddenly Care About Rare Diseases

I have followed, in awe, the tireless efforts of families that have rare genetic diseases to raise awareness and funds. Bake sales and bike races, balls and raffles, exhausting and all-consuming. But these efforts pale when a performer or other … Continue reading » The post When Celebrities Suddenly Care About Rare Diseases appeared first on DNA Science Blog.

Minor Ukrainian War Update: ??????? ???????

This is the DNR leader arguing with a crowd. They are angry about being used as human shields because the DNR is placing their artillery in the residential areas. Likewise, a number of them are arguing they are part of Ukraine and they want the war to stop. Show More Summary

Premiered This Day (1958): The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms

Directed by Eugène Lourié, this was Ray Harryhausen’s first solo film after having finished his apprenticeship with Willis O’Brien on Mighty Joe Young. Apparently the dinosaur skeleton in the museum sequence was the same one used in Bringing Up Baby.

Snowy DaysWe’re almost ready to release the first rescued...

We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. Snowy Days We’re almost ready...Show More Summary

“Genes in Space” Student Winners Announced

I thought for sure some of us would be living on the moon, or beyond, by now. In the late 1960s, it was easy for a kid to believe that. For many families back then, a launch was a special … Continue reading » The post “Genes in Space” Student Winners Announced appeared first on DNA Science Blog.

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunterWith claws that...

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunter With claws that crack clam shells, the peacock mantis shrimp has a well-deserved reputation for muscling its way through coral reefs. But it’s the eyes that make this tiny beast an unbelievably effective hunter. Show More Summary

????????? ??????? (Ukraine War Update): Say Hello to Our Little Green Friends

It has been a while since I have written an update on the war in Ukraine. The fighting never stopped. It was confined immediately at the start of the ceasefire to the Donetsk Airport area, Shyrokyne and Debaltseve. This has now spread up and down the ceasefire line. Show More Summary

Did you hear the good news? Last week we welcomed two new chicks...

Did you hear the good news? Last week we welcomed two new chicks to our African blackfooted penguin exhibit! Chick One hatched on May 7 to parents Karoo and Messina. Chick Two hatched the following day, on May 8, and is in a nest with experienced surrogate parents Boulders and Walvis. Show More Summary

Premiered This Day (1956): The Creature Walks Among Us

image Back on this day in 1956 the second sequel to The Creature From the Black Lagoon debuted. It's long been considered the weakest film in the trilogy, and it's hard to argue this given that they drag The Creature out of the Amazon, burn him in a fire, and convert him into an air-breathing humanoid with no hope of ever returning to the lagoon. Show More Summary

Mini Crazy Thought: Triton for Carrier ISR and 2 Different UCLASS for Strike and Fleet Defense?

There is a fight right now about whether or not to make the UCLASS an ISR bird with a small strike capability or a primarily deep strike stealthy bird. The navy already has an ISR bird. Its the MQ-4C Triton. Why not fly a variant (D?)...Show More Summary

Racing Extinction Screening ~ Earth Day Texas 2015

Racing Extinction Trailer – Screening at Earth Day Texas 2015 from Oceanic Preservation Society. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of … Continue reading ?

Premiered This Day (1981): Caveman

image Directed by Carl Gottlieb and starring Ringo Starr, this film is probably best known for introducing Starr to his future wife, Barbara Bach. Famed Animator Jim Danforth oversaw the creation of the dinosaurs. A more interesting film with overtones of The Creature From The Black Lagoon (0:57) is Island of the Fish Men, also starring Bach.

Channeled Whelk with Egg Cases

Channeled Whelk with Egg Cases, originally uploaded by eclectic echoes. Family friends bought us passes for Project Oceanology's Enviro Lab cruises at an auction this summer, and finally, as the summer draws to a close, we were able to take advantage of them. Show More Summary

Ready for your Easter egg hunt? Our spirited sea otters enjoyed...

Ready for your Easter egg hunt? Our spirited sea otters enjoyed some crunchy ice treats for a training enrichment—decorated in clam frosting! Watch the otter eggstravaganza! Learn more about our rescued sea otters

How do we keep our rescued sea otters happy and healthy? Otter...

How do we keep our rescued sea otters happy and healthy? Otter pops! These icy treats provide a crunchy challenge for our otters to crack open—and are decorated with minced clam frosting! Watch how we make these eggscelent treats Learn more about our Sea Otter Program

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