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Speaking of Science Octopuses and squids can rewrite their RNA

Is that why they’re so smart?

Source: Ben Guarino – Washington Post 

In a paper published in the journal Cell earlier this month, a group of researchers reveals that squids, cuttlefish and octopuses all have the amazing ability to edit their RNA.To put it simply, this means they can change the way their bodies work, allowing them to adapt to their surroundings without having to wait for generations worth of evolution to do the job.

To explain how this works, we have to go back to high-school biology, which we may or may not have doodled our way through.
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May 12, 2017 |

Pelagic Black Water Diving – Part 2

Author: Mike Johnson

Shooting video on Pelagic Black Water Dives

This article is an attempt at sharing some of what I learned while shooting video on a couple of pelagic black water dives in Kona, Hawai’i. Before going on the dive, I found several great articles about pelagic black water photography. Read more

May 10, 2017 |

Firefish Goby

The Firefish Goby, Nemateleotris magnifica, also known as the Firefish or the Fire Dartfish, features a yellow head and a body that from white gradually to red and a characteristic elongated first ray on the forward dorsal fin. Read more

April 25, 2017 |

Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy Seahorses were not even known to exist until they were accidentally placed in captivity with the gorgonians for research.

The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more

April 12, 2017 |

Sea Robin – The Walking Fish

This Fish Is Named After a Bird and Walks Like a Bug.

The sea robin (scientific name Triglidae) is named after the bright-crimson chest of the popular American bird.  Sea robins don’t quite have feathers, they don’t sing and they don’t eat earthworms.

But they do walk — which, when you think about it, is another characteristic atypical of birds.

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March 31, 2017 |
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