Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

Faculty: Ruth Hayes, M.F.A., and Pauline Yu, Ph.D.

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Invertebrates

Monographs on invertebrate species

Bobbit Worm Eunice Aphroditois

by Natalie Pogar The Bobbit Worm, although rumored to have been named after an unfortunate event in the 90’s, is true to have bear-trap jaws and a surreal looking iridescent body. With the Bobbit Worm’s length being 1-3 metres, its… Continue Reading →

Committing Identity Theft with the Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus

by M.B. Physiology The Mimic Octopus is a master of camouflage. They grow to about 60 centimeters long (2 feet), and their natural skin pattern consists of beige and brown bands, although they often display dark brown and white bands… Continue Reading →

Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Zoe Gregorio The Common Cuttlefish (Sepia Officinalis) is a part of the class Cephalopoda, order Mollusca making it a Cephalopoda Mollusca.[1]. The class Cephalopods are considered to be a part of the order Mollusks, so they have the same general… Continue Reading →

Copepods (Copepoda)

Copepods are marine creatures that live in the deep of the ocean. In the first scene you see a Copepod moving to the ocean floor to dig in the ground and look for food. The Copepod uses its legs to… Continue Reading →

Glowing Shrimp Acanthephyra Purpurea

Within the depths of the ocean,  resides many different forms of life some that appears to be almost alien by comparison. Through evolution these creatures have developed an interesting defense mechanism for fighting off predators. When threatened this type of… Continue Reading →

Immortal Jellyfish Turritopsis Dohrnii

Turritopsis Dohrnii most commonly known as the immortal jellyfish are very small simple bodied marine invertebrates. The jellyfish are referred to as simple bodied invertebrates because they have no brain, blood, or other organs. The immortal jellyfish is one of… Continue Reading →

Moon Snail (Naticidae)

The Naticidae, more commonly known as the moon snail, belongs to the class Gastropoda and the order Littorinimorpha. Gastropods are a class of animals containing snails, slugs, limpets, and sea hares. There is a large variety in shape, size, and… Continue Reading →

Octopus Light Sensing Apparatus

By Mary Paiten Madsen There are several key things that are fascinating about how octopuses see the world. Their eyes do not have corneas, relying on other features to protect and hold the iris in place. Despite being notorious for… Continue Reading →

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontdactylus scyllarus)

A vibrantly beautiful, and voracious visual predator, the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontdactylus scyllarus) strikes both fear and admiration into the hearts of those who may happen upon one. Appearing at first to be psychedelic lobsters equipped with boxing gloves, peacock… Continue Reading →

Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis V.S Moon Jellyfish Aurelia aurita Movements Animation

In this blog post, I will be discussing What I did for my final project. I compared the movements of the Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) and the Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita).  The Vampyroteuthis infernalis, or “vampire squid from hell” are… Continue Reading →

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