When Bristle Worms Attack

One of the most fun things in science is discovering something completely new.  Dr. Betsy Stoner has done just that, observing bristle worms attacking and gorging on the upside-down jellyfish (which has few, if any, known predators).  We will post the article soon (it is in press), in the meantime here is some video that shows the worms attacking (action starts at 2:20).

By | 2015-04-26T10:01:13-05:00 April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Featured, Invertebrates, Mangroves and Creeks|0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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