Unique structure of fist-like club of mantis shrimp could tranform body armor materials
(Phys.org) -- Military body armor and vehicle and aircraft frames could be transformed by incorporating the unique structure of the club-like arm of a crustacean that looks like an armored caterpillar, according ...
Study finds surprising new branches on arthropod family tree
Any way you look at it -- by sheer weight, species diversity or population -- the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth. Because of their success and importance, scientists have ...
Krill 'superswarm' formation investigated
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
The materials chitin and chitosan found in the shells are abundant and significantly cheaper to produce than the expensive metals such as ruthenium, which is similar to platinum, that are currently used in ...
Arthropod 'family tree' gets bigger through evolution studies
Would you be just as comfortable nibbling on a cricket or cockroach as you would be eating a crab?
Slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death
Slow and steady doesn't just win the race between a tortoise and a hare, with new Deakin University research showing sluggish, shy and slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death ...
180 million years of parasitic infestation in crustaceans
When Darwin suggested the "survival of the fittest" concept, he did not necessarily mean "survival of the biggest."
Parental care of the young from 450 million years ago
A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.
Research shows copepods use pheromones to find mates
Open wide: Zebrafish fool fast food
Research published in the Royal Society Journal, Interface, has demonstrated that predatory fish sneak up on lightning-fast prey by disguising water disturbances as they approach.
First venomous crustacean discovered living in underwater caves
Anatomical analysis puts insects in their place
(Phys.org) —A study by an Oxford University researcher has shed new light on the origins of modern animal groups including insects and spiders.
Fossil record shows crustaceans vulnerable as modern coral reefs decline
Many ancient crustaceans went extinct following a massive collapse of reefs across the planet, and new University of Florida research suggests modern species living in rapidly declining reef habitats may ...
'Walking' shark discovered in Indonesia
A new species of shark that "walks" along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia, an environmental group said Friday.