Mollusks, Worms, Sponges, Starfish
From tracking a giant squid to decoding jellyfish alarms in the Gulf, a depth-defying scientist plunges under the sea
March 2013 | By Abigail Tucker
We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark.
October 30, 2012 | By Emily G. Frost and Hannah Waters
One of the world's most devastating predators is brainless, slow and voracious
September 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
Hummingbirds, attacking bears, ancient hominids and other news updates in wildlife research
August 2011 | By T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Laura Helmuth, Erin Wayman and Sarah Zielinski
As the world's oceans are degraded, will they be dominated by jellyfish?
August 2010 | By Abigail Tucker
There are some 2,000 species of jellyfish. Some are tasty, others will kill you with the tap of a tentacle. Here are nine varieties that really stand out
August 01, 2010 | By Abigail Tucker
Understanding how corals reproduce is critical to their survival; Smithsonian's Nancy Knowlton investigates the annual event
December 2009 | By Megan Gambino
Can a remote, geologically weird island in the South Pacific forecast the fate of coral reefs?
September 17, 2009 | By Christopher Pala
Collectors have long prized mollusks for their beautiful exteriors, but for scientists, it’s what inside that matters
August 2009 | By Richard Conniff
In the Pacific Northwest, fishermen are cashing in on the growing yen for geoducks, a funny-looking mollusk turned worldwide delicacy
March 2009 | By Craig Welch
It not only doesn't taste like chicken, it's not even poultry. Learn how to cook a geoduck, a large clam
March 01, 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
The tropics are home to the world's most venomous creatures-jellyfish with 4 brains, 24 eyes and stingers that can kill you in a minute flat
June 2005 | By Paul Raffaele
Aliens are tunneling through North America. Who'd have thought these earth tillers have a downside?
August 2000 | By Adele Conover