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These Sea Sapphires Can 'Disappear' Before Your Eyes, And Scientists Finally Know How

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

Sea sapphires live by a "now you see 'em, now you don't" mantra. But when they do make an appearance, they're the crown jewel of the undersea world. T...

Watch This Hermit Crab Move Into A Fancy New House

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green

Even a hermit crab needs an upgrade from time to time. With its soft abdomen, a hermit crab is vulnerable to predators and relies on a safe, comfor...

WATCH: This Is The World's Oldest Sperm

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 05.14.2014 | Science

The oldest petrified sperm ever discovered is gargantuan, at least for a gamete. The sperm comes from the early Miocene epoch, between about 23 milli...

Lobsters Deserve Our Consideration, Too

Tracy Reiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

As a vegan and animal rights advocate for more than 20 years, I'm astonished by how mainstream vegan eating has become these days. But even with so much awareness about where our food comes from and how it is produced, there are still many misconceptions about sea animals.

Barnacles' Sneaky Penises Surprise Scientists

| Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

By Emily Underwood Even Charles Darwin marveled at the length of the barnacle's penis. In some species, it's up to eight times the body length. Not a...

Scientists Wrong About Crabs, New Study Suggests

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/16/2013 06:03 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have long held that crabs are unable to ...

Enormous Prawns Invading U.S. Waters Worry Environmentalists

Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

Scores of giant, odd-looking prawns are showing up in U.S. waters, and environmentalists are worried. The Asian tiger prawn, or Penaeus monodon, i...

Bloodthirsty Parasite Named After Legendary Musician

Posted 07.11.2012 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 07/10/2012 01:49 PM EDT on LiveScience The late Jamaican musician Bob Marley has joine...

LOOK: Extraordinary Purple Crabs Found On Imperiled Island

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

You may have heard of blue lobsters, but how about purple crabs? Four new species of the colorful crustaceans were discovered in the hilly Philippine ...

Computers Powered By Crabs Fearing For Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.15.2012 | Technology

Have you ever thought, "wow, crabs are really the laziest of crustaceans, someone should really find them something to do"? No? Well fear not, because...

Seabirds: The Other Seafood Lovers

Carl Safina | Posted 03.24.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

It's a world of 7 billion and counting, wherein many people couldn't care less about seabirds or other predators -- unless they're tasty.

Barnacles' Sticky Secret Revealed

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just how they stick so steadfastly whilst underwater has remained a biochemical puzzle for scientists for many years. Now researchers have solved thi...

Should Killing Lobsters In Boiling Water Be Outlawed? (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's summer, and as many head to the beach with hopes of enjoying fresh seafood, the practice of killing live lobsters in boiling water is drawing new...