Archive for April 15th, 2014


The Art of the Sting

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Carybdea alata or the Hawaiian box jellyfish is simple organism that once a month wreaks havoc among the beaches of O’ahu, Hawai’i. Not as deadly their Australian cousin, the Hawaiian box jellies are attracted to the bright lights of Honolulu during their migration path. As they slowly wade in the water, their tentacles wrap around […]

the stunting effect of increased CO2 in the ocean

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The stunting effect of a high CO2 ocean on calcification and development in sea urchin larvae, a synthesis from the tropics to the poles, by Byrne et al., is a scientific paper that examined how 15 species of sea urchin larvae responded to the changes in their ocean environment. Sea urchins have what is called […]