Still, the book was unexciting in its writing, and repetitive in structure. From the inside-out posture and bioluminescent fireworks of the vampire squid to the mucus deluge that protects the slimy hagfish, she explains how marine critters adopt unusual approaches to sex, predation, and defense.
The chapter on animals living in extreme environments such as deep-sea hydrothermal vents, cold hydrocarbon seeps and in methane seeps - pools of hyper-saline brine was mesmerizing.
Reproduction in squids and cuttlefishes is distinctly different from that of the solitary, standoffish octopuses. Sign in Cancel. Biologist Tom Tregenza at the University of Leeds likens it to a human-sized female mating with a male the size of a walnut.
Se continui ad utilizzare questo sito assumiamo che tu ne sia felice. For the giant cuttlefish, the winter gathering will not be a repeat affair, because after just one breeding season they too take their last breath, swim their last swim — and die. H Humboldt. O Orange. A good example is what happened in Somalia: The guys who are now pirates used to be fishermen.
Written with a diver's love of the ocean, a novelist's skill at storytelling, and a scientist's deep knowledge, Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime enchants as it educates, enthralling us with the wealth of life in the sea—and reminding us of the need to protect it. In contrast, deep-water octopuses use fins for slow-motion sculling, and have webbing between their arms that acts like a parachute or sail.
A good example is what happened in Somalia: The guys who are now pirates used to be fishermen. Some cephalopods also have an illuminating means of camouflage. Author: Christie Aschwanden Christie Aschwanden. B Butte. One such creature is the cock-eyed squid, resembling a giant strawberry with bizarre, asymmetrical eyes.
Her work will serve as serious inspiration to all, from the average Joe to the next generation of oceanographers, scientists, and explorers. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The final few chapters were a little preachy, but overall I really enjoyed this book.
It is easy to dism I first had a bit of difficulty getting into the book because though it was not a large volume the typography was jammed in to the point that for me it made reading it a big tedious. Refresh and try again.
It is easy to dismiss this as the typical sky if falling ecology movement but it is hard to not be concerned about consequences should things get out of hand.