Bryozoan Blobs

What is this gelatinous, slippery blob that a homeowner recently pulled out of Lake Tulloch, California? Spend enough time in nature and you are likely to encounter Read More…

Puzzling Pieces

If you spend time exploring outside, you may have stumbled across an unfamiliar object that made you ask “What is that?” Here at FISHBIO, we occasionally come Read More…

Extraterrestrial potential

A tiny species of deep-ocean shrimp (Rimicaris hybisae) doesn’t look like much, but these unassuming crustaceans may make scientific contributions of galactic proportions. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Read More…

Death by sugar crash

Cone snails, found in tropical waters around the world, are renowned for the fast-acting toxins in their venom, which they use to catch prey. Some species, such Read More…

Tubeworm forest

Intertidal areas, or places where the ocean meets the land, are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. As any beachcomber can relate, the diverse array Read More…

Super star

This marine creature might look like a bright holiday bauble, but it’s actually a fearsome killer with more than a dozen arms in its arsenal. The sunflower Read More…

Alien invasion!

If you haven't heard yet, we are being overrun by alien invaders! No, not little green men from space, but tiny gastropods known as New Zealand mudsnails Read More…

Dragonflybio!

We recently photographed this female California darner "dragonfly" Rhionaeschna californica on an Equisetum stem, a common in wetlands plant. California has over 70 species of dragonflies representing Read More…

Summer chorus

This Sierran Treefrog, Pseudacris sierra, was recently photographed in a central Sierra watershed. Only 1 to 2 inches as adults their color varies from green, tan, brown, Read More…