Prehistoric Tank: Eurypterid Edition

Prehistoric Tank: Eurypterid Edition

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word ‘scorpion?’ For me, I instantly picture a creature with two claws and a menacing, arched tail hanging over its’ back as if it were a famous contortionist. Then, I think of the movie Scorpion King...
Applications of Optimal Foraging Theory

Applications of Optimal Foraging Theory

When you see, hear, or read about the idea of optimal foraging theory, it may be intimidating or even seem irrelevant. In reality, it’s something as humans that we consider unconsciously every day. While many human beings don’t forage or hunt in the classical sense...
Bristle Worms:  Friend or Foe?

Bristle Worms: Friend or Foe?

The bristle worm that many of us see in our reef tanks can get right up there with spiders in terms of their fear factor. Like most other scary creatures in nature, though, once you learn about their biology, their outward appearance usually makes more sense and...