Getting the job done. A female Asian water dragon (Physignathus cocincinus) produced a daughter (left) without the assistance of a male.
Skip Brown/Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Parthenogenesis, a form of reproduction in which an egg develops into an embryo without being fertilized by sperm, might be more common than you realized.
The reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.
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We found that signal crayfish traps tend to catch larger males, letting the bulk of the population go free.
Gammarus duebeni, the shrimp-like animal that can break down microplastic.
Alicia Mateos Cárdenas
The discovery that such a common animal can rapidly produce vast numbers of nanoplastics is particularly worrying.
Watch out for these tiny tough guys.
Roy L. Caldwell, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley (For use only with this article)
With superpowers other animals can only dream of, these crustaceans challenge sharks for the title of most amazing predator in the sea.
White spot virus is highly infectious, and can kill more than 80% of farmed prawns within days.
It’s possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.
In the wild, when crabs and prawns are freely moving on the ocean floor, their shells usually have a dull colour.
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When crustaceans are cooked, some chemicals in their shells react with heat and change colour.
Author Tom Iliffe leads scientists on a cave dive.
Scientific fieldwork that happens underground and underwater in spectacular but dangerous caves opens a window on a largely unknown world.
The Canadian lobster industry is now valued at over $1 billion, double what it was in 2010.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Lobster used to be a poor man’s meal. Now it’s the darling of foodies, and Canada’s lobster producers are poised to cash in on sales to the European Union thanks to CETA.
Almost all production of freshwater fish includes Tilapia.
In light of World Oceans Day, it’s important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
A trench amphipod,
Hirondellea gigas, from the deepest place on Earth: Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (10,890m).
Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University
But should we care if the extreme marine frontier is not clean?
Cannibalistic crabs are hard to hatch and rear, but researchers in Indonesia are finding ways to stop them from eating each other.
Do you like eating crabs? In Jakarta, enjoying the tasty crustaceans has become a hot trend, as more restaurants with names like The Holy Crab and Cut the Crab open up. Crabs are delicious delicacies…
Catch my disease.
It has long been news that overfishing persists in many of the world’s oceans. Fish and invertebrate stocks have been over-exploited for our ever-hungry, growing human population, leaving some species…