Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hydrothermal vents

Global Reef Record

http://globalreefrecord.org/home_scientific

Nudibranchs

Friday, September 27, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monsters Inside Me....

Parasite channel on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCu930RQWtris

Parasites....

Monday, September 16, 2013

Live. Curious.....

All about clades....


To read more about "clades" follow this link

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Check out the companion website to the First Life documentary. There you will find some amazing reconstructions of a few amazing Cambrian beasts....First Life Photo Gallery

Lecture 3: Frans Lanting LIFE project

Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon and Time, as well as numerous award-winning books. Lanting's recent exhibition, The LIFE Project, offers a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth.


http://www.ted.com/speakers/frans_lanting.html

http://www.lifethroughtime.com/

First Life: David Attenorough

Monday, September 9, 2013

How Many Species Are There on Earth and in the Ocean?

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001127

Love. Not Loss.

More GREAT E.O. Wilson

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lecture 1: E.O. Wilson (Biodiversity)

Welcome to BIOL 2003 in 2013

Welcome to the class blog! This is where I will be posting videos and other extras throughout the term so check back regularly. LIVE CURIOUS PEOPLE!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

ceph wars:)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please dont go......

Lost Generation

Dont let this be the end

Habitat loss

Room for nature

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sylvia Earle - if you dont know who she is....you should:)


Why you should listen to her:
Sylvia Earle, called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress and "Hero for the Planet" by Time, is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with a deep commitment to research through personal exploration.
Earle's work has been at the frontier of deep ocean exploration for four decades. Earle has led more than 50 expeditions worldwide involving more than 6,000 hours underwater. As captain of the first all-female team to live underwater, she and her fellow scientists received a ticker-tape parade and White House reception upon their return to the surface. In 1979, Sylvia Earle walked untethered on the sea floor at a lower depth than any other woman before or since. In the 1980s she started the companies Deep Ocean Engineering and Deep Ocean Technologies with engineer Graham Hawkes to design and build undersea vehicles that allow scientists to work at previously inaccessible depths. In the early 1990s, Dr. Earle served as Chief Scientist of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. At present she is explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society.
Sylvia Earle is a dedicated advocate for the world's oceans and the creatures that live in them. Her voice speaks with wonder and amazement at the glory of the oceans and with urgency to awaken the public from its ignorance about the role the oceans plays in all of our lives and the importance of maintaining their health.
"We've got to somehow stabilize our connection to nature so that in 50 years from now, 500 years, 5,000 years from now there will still be a wild system and respect for what it takes to sustain us."
Sylvia Earle

Ocean Explorer

Really amazing video footage of deep-sea animals


BBC - amazing echinoderms

March of the sea pigs



Check out Neptune's youtube channel - awesome stuff!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Why not eat insects?


Yum Yum.....Dr. T chowing down on crickets in Japan....


The Arthropod Story


The Arthropod Story (this site contains additional info on the Cambrian and the evolution of Arthropods)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kings of Camoflage!!!! Full Video available here

http://video.pbs.org/video/1150618835/

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA.

Annelids of the deep


Hydrothermal vents

Vent worms

All about chromatophores


How cephalopods change color

Amazing nudibranchs


Nudibranch Gallery

Shark v Octopus

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meet the Cuttlefish

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/kings-of-camouflage.html






Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rotifers!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Planarian Regeneration

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getting webby with the food web lab......Volunteers!

Check out: http://ecocomplexity.blogspot.com/

Email: tromanuk@gmail.com (150-300 words about your interests and why you would like to volunteer). Please email your interest statement by this Friday (September 24th). Volunteers are required to devote 5+ hours a week. Interviews will be set for next week. Thanks for all the interest you guys have shown! Dr. T

Sponge Videos









Monday, September 19, 2011

Placozoans and Poriferans


Our first "whose who" in the metazoan phylogeny lecture is on Placozoans and Poriferans.

Check out the following sites because animals that have probably existed for about 800 million years are just pretty darn interesting....

British Columbia's Glass Sponge Reefs

Sponge phylogeny, taxonomy, fossils

Concatenated Analysis Sheds Light on Early Metazoan Evolution and Fuels a Modern “Urmetazoon” Hypothesis


Sponges in the news:

Voracious Sponges In Underwater Caves Save Reefs

Thursday, September 15, 2011

All about clades


To read more about "clades" follow this link

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lecture 3: Video -- Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon and Time, as well as numerous award-winning books. Lanting's recent exhibition, The LIFE Project, offers a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth.


http://www.ted.com/speakers/frans_lanting.html

http://www.lifethroughtime.com/

Life....in 60 seconds

Cambrian Beasts!







Monday, September 12, 2011

Love. Not Loss



Check out: Dalhousie SuperNova Program

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Focus on 'Hotspots'

What are Hotspots? Why are they important? Check out the following links to learn about how protecting small fractions of the worlds land and ocean environments can help to preserve diversity



Wikipedia "Biological Hotspots"
Conservation International "Focus on Hotspots"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to 2003 in 2011!

I would like to welcome you all back to a new school year and to Diversity I. The class blog is an extension of the lectures for my (Dr. T's) "invertebrate" lectures and this is where I will provide additional links to important and interesting facts about invertebrates, provide links to the videos shown in class, and upload enrichment and further reading material for those of you that would like to delve deeper into certain subjects. I am really excited about getting to know you all and teaching this class this year!

Dr. T (Tamara Romanuk) and a Japanese Macaque snow monkey (Macaca fuscata)that I hung out with on a recent trip to Japan. Check out the snow monkey food-web!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lost Generation

Habitat Loss

Dont let this be the end

Please dont go....

Money, greed and the destruction of Nature web of life

Room for Nature

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Explore the Sea Urchin Genome


Podcasts, posters, and pentasymmetrical fun

Check out your favorite beast in 3D



3d Museum AND
Digital Morphology

The Evolve Series

Brought to you by the history channel: episodes on eyes, sex, skin and much much more....

The Shape of Life Series



Check out the link for great pictures, animations, video shorts, and even activities!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lord of the Ants

Meet the Cuttlefish




Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

All About Clades


To read more about "clades" follow this link

E.O. Wilson TED Talk

Edward Wilson's TED Talk can be found by linking to this post http://biol2003.blogspot.com/2009/09/ted-edward-wilson-talk.html


Welcome to 2003 in 2010!

I would like to welcome you all back to a new school year and to Diversity I. The class blog is an extension of the lectures for my (Dr. T's) "invertebrate" lectures and this is where I will provide additional links to important and interesting facts about invertebrates, provide links to the videos shown in class, and upload enrichment and further reading material for those of you that would like to delve deeper into certain subjects. I am really excited about getting to know you all and teaching this class this year!

Dr. T (Tamara Romanuk) and a Japanese Macaque snow monkey (Macaca fuscata)that I hung out with on a recent trip to Japan. Check out the snow money food-web!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Top Ten Reasons Why Barnacles Are Interesting


10. They used to be classified as Molluscs
9. They are one of the few Crustaceans that are sessile
8. Barnacles have no gills—gases are exchanged through cirri (feathery legs) and body walls
7.In less than two years, 10 tons of barnacles can become attached to a tanker.
6.They stick themselves head first to the substrate. Cement glands within the antennae produce the brown glue that fastens a barnacle to a hard surface. Acids and alkalis do not dissolve this incredibly strong glue that can hold the base of the shell to a surface long after the barnacle is dead. Dentists, interested in the adhesive power of this glue, have been trying to determine its properties.
5. They like to live on whales
4.You can eat them: Gooseneck barnacles are now being farmed in the state of Washington. They can be found in some specialty fish markets. Before cooking barnacles, thoroughly rinse them, rubbing gently to dislodge any sand. Most recipes call for quick cooking, either by boiling, steaming or grilling. Barnacles may be served hot, cold or at room temperature, usually with a simple embellishment of melted butter or any sauce commonly used for other CRUSTACEANs. To eat, peel off the outer skin, then bite off the neck. When removing the skin, a soup├žon of orange (fabric-staining) liquid sometimes spurts out, so be cautious. The flavor of barnacles is compared variously to that of crab, lobster or shrimp.
3.An old legend tells that a type of goose "the barnacle goose" hatched from barnacles
2.Darwin spent 8 years studying them and wrote an entire monograph on their taxonomy
1.Barnacles have the largest penis to body size ratio of the animal kingdom

Cuttle Camo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW4PbW893ik&feature=fvw

Saturday, September 26, 2009

How to give a presentation in under 5 minutes

food for thought....for the 3 minutes talks for your species-at-risk project
Here it is

So many worms so little time


Global "worming"

Invasive Species

Global Invasive Species Database and the 100 worst invaders