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Light trapping under Swanage pier , an amazing array of tiny Crustaceans #Crustacean #Crustaceans #Swanage #Dorset…
– Steve Trewhella (SteveTrewhella1)
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december 2017 by pigsonthewing
Lessons from the Lobster | The MIT Press
"Neuroscientist Eve Marder has spent forty years studying thirty neurons in the stomach of a lobster. Her focus on this tiny network of cells has yielded valuable insights into the much more complex workings of the human brain; she has become a leading voice in neuroscience. In Lessons from the Lobster, Charlotte Nassim describes Marder’s work and its significance accessibly and engagingly, tracing the evolution of a supremely gifted scientist’s ideas.
"From the lobster's digestion to human thought is very big leap indeed. Our brains selectively recruit networks from about ninety billion available neurons; the connections are extremely complex. Nevertheless, as Nassim explains, Marder’s study of a microscopic knot of stomatogastric neurons in lobsters and crabs, a small network with a countable number of neurons, has laid vital foundations for current brain research projects.
"Marder’s approach is as intuitive as it is analytic, but always firmly anchored to data. Every scrap of information is a pointer for Marder; her discoveries depend on her own creative thinking as much as her laboratory’s findings. Nassim describes Marder’s important findings on neuromodulation, the secrets of neuronal networks, and homeostasis. Her recognition of the importance of animal-to-animal variability has influenced research methods everywhere.
"Marder has run her laboratory at Brandeis University since 1978. She was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008 and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Kavli Award in Neuroscience and the 2013 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience. Research that reaches the headlines often depends on technical fireworks, and especially on spectacular images. Marder's work seldom fits that pattern, but this book demonstrates that a brilliant scientist working carefully and thoughtfully can produce groundbreaking results."
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december 2017 by cshalizi
Bottom Feeders: Ceramic Objects Encrusted with Marine Life by Mary O’Malley | Colossal
As if lifted from the wreckage of the Titanic, ceramic artist Mary O’Malley creates sculptural porcelain teapots, cups, and vases adorned with barnacles, tentacles, and other living sea creatures (she refers to them as “porcelain crustaceans”). Many original works from this series titled ‘Bottom Feeders’ are available over on Etsy. (via laughing squid)
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april 2013 by jdherg
RIP, John Paul Miller, a genius goldsmith and creator of many lovely gold crustaceans, from Boing Boing
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march 2013 by readywater
Blue land crab
Males of the blue land crab (Cardisoma guanhumi) from the Dominican Republic sport giant claws used in territorial display and combat. [Nikon D1x, Nikkor 17-35mm]
Unable to break her ties to the sea, a female blue land crab cautiously approaches the edge of the beach to release her eggs during the full moon. Shecannot swim, thus she must be careful not to be swept away by the waves, and soon she runs back to her burrow in the forest. Her planktonic larvae will develop into tiny crabs in less than two months and then will leave the ocean to begin terrestrial life. [Nikon D1x, Nikkor 17-35mm, flash Nikon SB-28DX]
[An excerpt from the book "The Smaller Majority."]

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