invertebrates

invertebrates
Crustacean

Male crustaceans avoid being completely feminised by pollutant-contaminated seawater as they "lock down" their maleness. New research by scientists at the University of Portsmouth has...
Deep sea octopus

Deep sea mother octopus looks after eggs for 4 and a half years - breaking records for any animal's brooding period.
Cuttlefish and Camouflage

What makes the Cuttlefish so good at controlling its colour and blending in with its surroundings? This month scientists at Harvard University and the...
starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

Sick and dying starfish (sea stars) have appeared in a multitude of locations between Alaska and southern California. "It's like a zombie wasteland," says...
Mauve Stinger Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, by Andrew Reay-Robinson

Korean researchers test jellyfish-killing robots. Jellyfish cause the fishing industry to lose money by breaking fishing nets. They sting swimmers. They block the seawater cooling systems of power plants. In 2009, a ten-ton Japanese trawler capsized after the three man crew tried to haul up a net loaded with jellyfish. But does chopping millions of jellyfish up solve the problems?
plankton

Researchers at the University of Miami want our help in classifying millions of underwater images of plankton. An online “citizen-science” project called “Plankton Portal” has...