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Marine/Freshwater Biology

The wily octopus: king of flexibility

Credit: Roger Hanlon Lab/Marine Biological Laboratory WOODS HOLE, Mass. -- Octopuses have the most flexible appendages known in nature, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. In addition to being soft and strong, each of the…

Plastic contaminants harm sea urchins

Credit: Eva Jimenez-Guri Plastics in the ocean can release chemicals that cause deformities in sea urchin larvae, new research shows. Scientists soaked various plastic samples in seawater then removed the plastic and raised sea urchin