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.
is Stewart Reynolds, a writer and producer based in Ontario, Canada.
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.
2]--driven ocean acidification radically affects larval survival and development in the brittlestar
It turns out that this brittlestar
is covered with thousands of microscopic crystals made of the mineral calcite.
2007) and brittlestar
Ophiothrix fragilis (Dupont et al.
Beds of brittlestar
starfish - between outer sands and rock reefs lie large gravel areas covered in a mass of brittlestars
, a kind of starfish, which are preyed upon by red sunstars.
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.
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.
This led the Bell Labs scientists to attempt to mimic nature's success and design crystals based on the brittlestar
model, with the ultimate goal of building complex arrays of microlenses similar to the brittlestar
's own lenses.
Corgan's first contributions 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, followed by a paleoecological study of Devonian fauna in the region, where he narrowed his interest to mollusks.
Respiration in the burrowing brittlestar
, Hemipholis elongate Say (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea): a study of the effects of environmental variables on oxygen uptake.