Author Archives: Ross

Holy Sea Cow!

Undoubtedly the darlings of Pacific Northwest megafauna, whales have captured our imagination for centuries.  Vicious killers, gentle grazers, awe-inspiring and reverent, whales have filled human culture with imagery and lore that persists to this day.  But are whales truly the … Continue reading

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Tête-á-tubefoot

“Those things don’t move, do they?”  This is one of the most common questions I hear at the Seattle Aquarium from guests crowded around the intertidal touch tanks.  The object to their subject is invariably the humble echinoderm.  “Yes,” I … Continue reading

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Sexy Seaweed

I set out for Cattle Point early one morning with one thing on my mind…sex.  Now you may not be surprised that I had sex on the brain, seeing as it is the highest biological imperative, but the sex I … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Slime Star

Imagine if you could fend off would-be attackers by surrounding yourself in a cocoon of snot. Well, the humble slime star (or Pteraster tesselatus) can do just that. When exposed to stressful conditions such as rising temperatures or wanton man-handling, … Continue reading

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Tropical Kelp Forest

Hey all, I created a new folder in the abyss within mbq labeled ‘interesting articles’.  Inside you’ll find an article relating to the tropical kelp  growth Moose spoke about in class.  If anyone has any other neat files/links, feel free … Continue reading

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Testing!

Hello! Ross here. I enjoy movies, diving, cephalopods and beer. Say hi!

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