Welcome back to Evolutionary Mash-up! Last week we learned about the fairy shrimp and its ability to produce eggs that can dry up and survive in harsh living conditions until suitable living conditions occur again. This week we take a look at the seahorse and discuss why it contains traits that would be helpful to […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-up: Seahorse
As a kid, the seahorse was always my favorite fish. Whenever I visited an aquarium I made it a point to see the seahorses first. My childhood exuberance for the seahorse continues to this day. I hope you enjoy my recent seahorse photos from my latest aquarium trip! But what made the seahorse so appealing […]Read More Science Snapshot: Seahorse
The above image may look like a scaly white mouth opening up to reveal tons of tiny bubblegum pink tongues, but it is actually a starfish! More specifically, this is the ventral (stomach) side of the starfish arm. I took this picture at an aquarium here in Utah, the Loveland Living Planet aquarium. When I […]Read More Science Snapshot: Sea Star
Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been obsessed with exploring. With every exploration came new discoveries. With every new discovery, humans became more advanced as a species. We explore, we learn. We learn, we survive. Once we had discovered everything we could on land, we decided to press our luck and take our explorations […]Read More Ariel, Take It From Sebastian, It Is Better Under the Sea
As a junior high science teacher, I teach a wide variety of scientific subjects. This year, we have already covered plants, animals, and rocks. When we learned about plants and their unique ability to perform photosynthesis (a process that converts Carbon Dioxide and water into food for the plant using sunlight as its energy source), […]Read More Rock + Plant + Animal = Coral?
Awkward Aquarium Moments: Recently, my wife and I visited a local aquarium with a couple of friends of ours. This particular aquarium is one of my favorites because it caters to the inner child in me. At this aquarium they have a large number of interactive exhibits where you can touch, feed, and even hold […]Read More The Trickery and Deceptions of Light Part 1