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The mauve stinger’s (Pelagia noctiluca) name in German means “night light,”...
Restocking Giant Clams
Giant clams are one of the many wonders of coral reefs. They can grow up to five...
An Invasive Brittlestar
These brittlestars (Ophiothela mirabilis) are not where they belong. These animals,...
Dr. Martha Nizinski holds a specimen of a fan sponge (Phakellia sp.) collected at a...
Studying Giant Squid
Smithsonian Zoologist Dr. Clyde Roper (rear) and museum specialist Mike Sweeney...
Dr. Clyde Roper prepares to dive thousands of feet to a giant squid habitat off the...