Dr Doyle added the newly analysed brittlestar
is a species with super survival powers.
2]-driven ocean acidification radically affects larval survival and development in the brittlestar
Sea urchins graze on the wide variety of seaweed, different species of brittlestar
cling to the underside of rocks, sea slugs feed on sponges and beadlet, strawberry and dahlia anemones.
2006), then in such conditions this species may survive better by increasing the rates of both calcification and metabolism, as, for example, has been shown recently in the ophiuroid brittlestar
Amphiura filiformis (Wood et al.
Over his career, Corgan wore many professional hats, but his first contribution to paleontology occurred while a geologist for Sinclair Oil in Alaska, where he described a new species of brittlestar
from the Cretaceous of the Yukon.
Among the list of species which people are being asked to name are a red and white tipped sea slug, an anemone, a fungus, a sand brittlestar
, a hoverfly and a lichen that thinks it is a mushroom.
It turns out that this brittlestar
is covered with thousands of microscopic crystals made of the mineral calcite.
Since the early 1990s we have documented some unexpected and unprecedented tends, including vast increases in the abundance of the brittlestar
Ophiothrix spiculata and related decreases in some sessile invertebrate species.
The researchers now hope to design microlenses based on the brittlestar
model and believe the lenses could be useful as components of optical networks and in chip design where they might improve optical lithography techniques.
Look closely enough at the arms of the brittlestar
, a starfish relative, and you'd see that those arms are looking right back at you.
beds: low-predation anachronisms in the British Isles.
Studies of the biology of the West Indian copepod Ophiopsyllus reductus (Siphonostomatoida: Cancerillidae) parasitic upon the brittlestar