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This Blepharisma japonicum is a single-celled protist called a ciliate, a...
This blue-green microbe called a cyanobacterium was likely the first photosynthetic...
Birth of an Atoll
An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef that forms as an old volcano erodes. This...
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:18
Organisms Beneath the Sand
What’s lurking beneath your beach blanket? Even when a beach looks empty, the...
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:48
The Future of the Ocean
Nancy Knowlton, the Sant Chair of Marine Science at the Smithsonian National Museum...
Wed, 09/09/2015 - 09:40
What Makes Sponges Grow?
Sponges are animals that eat tiny food particles as they pump water through their...
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 09:38
Connecting Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet that are home...
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 09:37
The Secret Life of Plankton
Imagine if a fish at the market could tell you where it came from; what would it...
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 10:13