Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

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

Category

Crustaceans

Organisms in the Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea

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 →

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 →

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