Leaf look-alike

It’s a slug. It’s a plant. It’s…a little bit of both. In honor of International Day for Biological Diversity (today), we wanted to spotlight some science related Read More…

Ghouls, goblins, and glowing fish

For those of you getting ready to enjoy the ghouls, goblins, and glow of jack-o-lanterns this evening, be prepared to get chilled to the bone. Here in Read More…

Under pressure

Fish can withstand some punishing conditions miles below the ocean’s surface, but no fish have ever been found in the sea’s very deepest depths. Now, researchers believe Read More…

Living on the edge

The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) lives in the hot, alkaline, and low-oxygen waters of Devils Hole, Nevada, where the water can reach a scalding 34° C Read More…

Fish in unlikely places

Our complex and amazing planet encompasses a vast range of extremes, from highly saline waters, to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), and extreme ranges of pH Read More…

In the thick of it

Sometimes the riverine habitat we work in doesn’t even resemble a river – at least not at first glace. A good example is when we sample seasonally Read More…

The best offense is a toxic defense!

The Sierra Newt, Taricha torosa sierrae, is a subspecies of the California newt endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from northern Shasta county Read More…