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1. True or False: Sea stars are fish. 2. True or False: Sea stars are closely related to sea cucumbers, sea urchins and brittle stars. 3. True or False: Sea stars have a flexible skeleton. 4. True or False: Sea stars breathe through gills. 5. True or False: Sea stars can regenerate most body parts. […]
It’s going to be a very busy travel weekend this Memorial Day weekend with 34.8 million Americans trekking 50 miles or more from home base. While you’re traveling, please remember to take this Earth Pledge as a reminder on how to treat the beautiful places you’ll be visiting. Also, please acknowledge that Memorial Day is […]
Here it is January and we’ve all sang our last rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Conversely, what this Beach Chair Scientist has to say is that these marine science bloggers should not be forgotten! As the host for the Carnival of the Blue No. 44, I proudly bring to you these powerful, poetic, funny, insightful […]
“Year after year beheld the silent toil That spread his lustrous coil; Still, as the spiral grew, He left the past year’s dwelling for the new, Stole with soft step its shining archway through, Built up its idle door, Stretched in his last-found home, and knew the old no more.” Oliver Wendell Holmes (1804-1894) The […]
These days – Absolutely! In past decades it was not uncommon to substitute succulent scallops with shark or the wings of a sting ray. The scallop industry has been thriving since 1970′s and this has not been the norm. How can you tell? Real scallops will break apart very easily when separated, also, the meat […]