Author Archives: Meghan

Porpoise or Dolphin?

Until a week ago, I could not have told you the difference between a porpoise and a dolphin, and in fact, would have used the terms interchangeably. No longer, my friends!  I have been learninated! At the Whale Museum last … Continue reading

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Balanus nubilus Dissection!

Last Thursday our lab was invertebrate dissections.  My favorite! For most biology students’ dissections the specimens arrive dead and preserved and there’s none of that messiness of actually killing something, which creates in my mind a huge disconnect. I came to … Continue reading

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Dude, What’s Up With That Sea Star?

Last week we went out to the rocky intertidal, specifically Cattle Point. I always like seeing patterns of zonation, watching the lichens descend into algae and anemones, plunge into deep water and mussels and kelps, and seeing a more exposed … Continue reading

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Diatoms n’ Cukes

Meghan I have to say that any chance to play in mud is a chance I will take, much to the despair of my mother. When I was a kid I had these little worm/millipede pets called “Dookies” (Phylum Dookiepodia … Continue reading

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Tastes Delicious: T/F?

The idea first occurred to me when Kevin held up a branchy red alga from a tide pool on Sucia Island State Park.  The way scientists in the field tell two different algae apart (in this specific case) is usually … Continue reading

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