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After some reorganization we're back to somewhat regular programming! Raise your hand if you're looking for some #DistanceLearning & #SchoolsOutScience about #ocean, #stem, #STEMeducation?

Today we're promoting some cool accounts to watch in prep of a big announcement tomorrow!
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Yesterday, on the 1st day of the UK's #COVID19 lockdown, I started posting a daily #deepsea fact on my instagram (@diva_amon) to help amaze/excite/distract. Will cross-post them here also. Feel free to add comments/questions/etc. & I'll try to get to them #DivasDailyDeepSeaFact
DAY 1: The test used to diagnose #COVID19 & other pandemics was developed with the help of an enzyme isolated from a #microbe found in #DeepSea #HydrothermalVents & freshwater hot springs.
Video: @NERCscience @adrg1.
Fact: @WHOI.
DAY 2: #DeepSea life can be slow. Case in point: the Greenland #shark (Somniosus microcephalus) can live for >400 years & only becomes sexually mature at >150 years old. Yes, it took me a grand total of 2 posts to start talking about sex. I blame @Marahh2o. Video: @oceanexplorer
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#InvasionsLabPub Alert! @SmithsonianEnv scientist Erica Keppel led a new paper re-describing the sabellid tubeworm Parasabella fullo after our team discovered the first record of the #invasive worm on a ship hull in California. #WormWednesday #THREAD…
Parasabella fullo <pic> looks remarkably similar to native CA worm P. pallida, and lacked a comprehensive description or illustration to easily decipher between the two worms. By re-describing the species, we strengthen taxonomists’ ability to id the worm in non-native habitats. Parasabella fullo from Cali...
The main dissimilarities between Parasabella fullo (invasive) and P. pallida (native) are a longer dorsal collar margin in Pf, medium-size, digitiform radiolar tips with broad flanges in Pf, and a difference in the projection of dorsal lips to lateral lamellae length (Table 2).
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#WormWednesday: A Picture Thread
Pasta worms — Cirriformia sp.

Pictured here in the sand of our Discovery Labs
Candy-striped worm — Dorvillea moniloceras.

Found during a kelp holdfast dissection
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We’re celebrating #InvasiveSpeciesWeek and #WormWednesday with today’s highlight: BAITWORMS! #DYK that polychaete baitworms and marine algae ("wormweed") are harvested and shipped via overnight mail to bait shops across the globe? #InvasiveSpecies (1/4) ImageImageImage
Most of the organisms sold for bait are packed in algae. This algae, which also may be unintentionally introduced, may have species living in and on it that can be introduced when that algae is discarded in the water. #InvasiveSpeciesWeek #NISAW #InvasiveSpecies (2/4) ImageImage
Our researchers sorted through this algae used for packing material looking for hitchhiking organisms such as tiny snails, worms, amphipods, and crabs! #InvasiveSpeciesWeek #NISAW (3/4) ImageImageImage
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