Archive for March 14th, 2012


Choosing to settle- larvae behavior

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The behavioral ecology of plankton larvae can help us understand different developmental modes that different species undergo. There are three types of developmental modes of marine larvae- planktotrophic, lecithnotrophic, and direct development. Each developmental mode tells something about the dispersal capacity of the larvae, which depends on many factors that the larvae take into account […]


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          Photo by: Over the past 20 years, the demand for ornamental reef fish has increased exponentially in the aquarium reef hobby. Statistics provided by the Pacific Fisheries Coalition (PFC) state that 80% of the reef fish collected for the hobby are from Hawaiian reefs. Although collectors suggest they use […]