Archive for February 20th, 2013


The Master of Disguise

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I wanted to write about something that initially made me interested in marine biology, and that is the Cuttlefish. This animal is a mollusk in the phylum Cephalopoda along with the Nautilus and Octopus. The Cuttlefish has the ability to disguise itself by changing its color and its apparent texture. Not only can it change […]

Diverse benthic communities in the Abyss

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For the past year I have worked in the “botcam” deep sea research laboratory in the Marine Science Building at the University of Hawaii Manoa.  I was able to partake in researching unknown communities at 5000 m below the ocean in the Sargasso Sea.  The Sargasso Sea is located east of Georgia, USA in the open Atlantic […]