Each year, by the light of full moons between May and June, beaches along the U.S. eastern seaboard bear witness to masses of domed, ancient arthropods emerging from the waves. These groups of Limnus Polyphemus coordinate their arduous journey from sea to land. Aggregating under cover of darkness, they plod ashore, filling the beach and … Continue reading Species Highlight: the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
Far from the heavily stylized, square-tailed fish that we learn in our younger years, fish actually display a plethora of odd shapes. Fins are one of the main drivers behind locomotion in water, whether it be expansive open ocean, sandy bottoms, or rocky reef crevices. But first, lets step back. Fish don’t possess just a … Continue reading Why Fins?
Around this time of year, people often start thinking about a New Year’s resolution — a change in habits or routine that leads to a positive change of some sort — lose 10 pounds, start doing yoga, stop eating chocolate, etc. But imagine what it would be like if everyone made a resolution that was … Continue reading Make the Environment Your New Year’s Resolution
From transportation to cooking on a grill, human activities often impact the surrounding atmosphere. When burning fossil fuels or wood, the combustion results in carbon dioxide molecules being released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities have contributed to notable changes in Earth’s environment and atmosphere. In great quantities, CO2 acts as a … Continue reading The Carbon Footprint