Toughing It Out

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
When the going gets tough, purple sea urchins appear to get tougher, or at least tough enough to possibly cope...

The Deeply Dedicated Octopus Mom

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
At 21 months, elephant pregnancies last more than twice as long as human pregnancies, and frilled sharks carry their embryos...

Surviving Under Pressure

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
A rapid ascent from deep water to the surface means a rapid drop in pressure. That can expand a fish’s...

Cooperation is Survival

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Fields of dandelions are a familiar sight each spring, but another kind of dandelion is so rare that scientists are...

Serious Sibling Rivalry

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Survival of the fittest has been a law of nature since the beginning of life, but sometimes that struggle begins...

Of Boneworms and Shipworms

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
For almost any object in the sea, there’s a creature who will feed on it – even if it’s a...

Living Shorelines

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
When we think of a pristine shoreline, we don’t usually picture manmade structures in the scene, but jetties and retaining...