A parasitic crustacean that replaces a fish’s tongue. Details (including its odd sex life) here: Tongue-Eating Fish Parasites Never Cease to Amaze – Phenomena: The Loom
Photo from University of Salford
An illustration for Dune by the late great sci-fi illustrator Jack Schoenherr. More here: Images of Dune, Part 2: The Art of John Schoenherr | Bedford Book Connections
We’re thrilled to host popular science writer Carl Zimmer for an “Ask X” on the Yale Tumblr!
Here’s how it works:
1) Submit a question via yaleuniversity.tumblr.com/ask.
2) When Carl Zimmer arrives on campus on March 7th to give a talk at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, we’ll kidnap him, pose your questions, and turn the impromptu interview into a YouTube video for your enjoyment.
3) We’ll be choosing only the best 5 - 10 questions to ask him, so make them awesome!
Bio: The New York Times Book Review calls Carl Zimmer “as fine a science essayist as we have.” In his books, essays, articles, and blog posts, Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life. Zimmer is a member of the Yale College class of 1987, and is a lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program.
This is Diania, a strange animal that lived over half a billion years ago. See the whole gallery here:
Image copyright 2013 Quade Paul. Reprinted with permission.