Hydrothermal Vents

Hydrothermal Vents

 Life was once thought to be completely dependent upon our closest star, the sun. Even in the deep, dark depths of the ocean where no light penetrates, organisms ultimately rely on the productivity from the sun-bright shallows above for their...

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World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day

 Although Wednesday, April 25th is officially World Penguin Day, it’s never a bad day to celebrate these charismatic flightless birds! Penguins’ distinct waddle, fluffy feathers, and stout body shape make them one of the most objectively...

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A Few Famous Marine Biologists

A Few Famous Marine Biologists

 For much of human history, the phenomenal life beneath the ocean’s surface was a distant, unattainable world. Thanks to many curious and courageous individuals, however, marine science has grown into a vast and exciting field. While the true...

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Full Moon and the Tide

Full Moon and the Tide

  Picture this: A crab scuttles into a damp rock crevice. Snails chug along rock faces, secretings mucus along the way. Barnacles, glued in place, retreat into their protective shells. An aggregation of anemone’s grab little pebbles with...

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Chemosynthesis…What?

Chemosynthesis…What?

Chemosynthesis is an important process that some organisms use to get energy for the production of food. This process is similar to photosynthesis, but unlike photosynthesis, chemosynthesis does not use sunlight. Instead, this energy comes from...

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The Two Way Telephone

The Two Way Telephone

Do you own a cell phone? How about a house phone? Think about the importance of these devices, and how often we rely on them for basic communication. Now think about what your life might be like without them…pretty different, huh?   140...

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