Latest Maxillopoda Stories
Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography.
In a new study, researchers examined the poop of small forage fish in order to gain an understanding of its role in the ocean's carbon removal process.
A deep-sea mystery has been solved with the discovery that the tiny 3 mm long marine animals, eaten by herring, cod and mackerel, use the same buoyancy control as whales.
A new study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that turbulence from boat propellers can and does kill large numbers of copepodsâ€”tiny crustaceans that are an important part of marine food webs.
Carcasses of copepods--numerous organisms in world seas--provide insights into oceanic food webs.
Among the greatest mysteries in zoology for more than a century have been vaguely shrimp-like creatures known as y-larvae. Although these microscopic beasts are clearly young crustaceans, no one knew what the adult forms looked like.
A study published in BioMed Centralâ€™s open access journal, BMC Biology, reports the transformation of the larvae into a previously unseen, wholly un-crustacean-like, parasitic form.