part of the tasks in the field was exposing the snails we have collected to light in order to see whether any of them are infected with schistosomiasis and shedding cercariae. The patterns of light the cups with water were producing in the sunlight were beautiful. Also it is quite a good idea to warn others that you have an important experiment going on on the floor - the despair of seeing your snails being knocked over and mixed because a kid ran through them isn't worth it, trust me.🐚
I think these are Heteranomia squamula, Jingle shell - lite sadelskjell 🐚
Felicidade é ser premiado como o melhor trabalho acadêmico no evento mais importante de sua área de pesquisa. Teve até medalha. Vamos em frente que a ciência agradece. Agradecer a professora Helena Matthews-Cascon pela co-autoria do trabalho, minha esposa @indiraoluz pelo apoio incondicional sempre, a minha família e a todos amigos do Laboratório de Invertebrados Marinhos do Ceará que contribuíram de alguma forma. Desta forma, partiu Uruguai 🇺🇾 para o CLAMA. #ebram#malacology#mollusca#caramujos#ecology#marinebiology
There's a story behind all of our specimens. This is a Boring Sponge... but not THAT kind of boring! Cliona celata is actually fascinating - it iss so named because it bores into shells and other calcium carbonate structures for shelter. The Boring Sponge causes a slow death for mollusks, which is beneficial in that it creates sediment but also harmful for oyster fisheries. We've included a picture of pockmarked shells to tell the story of the sponge and host - perhaps the host met the grim fate of being slowly deconstructed by a sponge, while the sponge leaves behind a lasting reminder of its struggle for life
Despite their distinct textural variations, these stunning shells are both from the family mitridae (also known as miter shells). The shell on the left was found in the Philippines and other was found in Mexico. Both were donated by a private collector along with nearly 100,000 shells he collected from around the world!
This collection is currently being catalogued in our Testing, Testing 1-2-3 exhibit. @uofwa #burketesting123#burkemuseum#uw#shells#malacology