Bates Biology Department Blog

Welcome to the Biology Department’s Blog!

This blog is open to contributions from faculty, staff, and biology majors. Submissions should be sent to Greg Anderson (ganderso-at-bates.edu). Please limit photo submissions to a maximum of two per post.

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Marine Organism of the Week

“Ghostfish” Megalodicopia hians The “ghostfish” is not actually a fish at all,...

By Greg Anderson on September 28, 2014

Woods Hole MBL Semester in Environmental Science Information Sessions

Elizabeth de la Reguera to speak at informational sessions on the Woods...

By Greg Anderson on September 26, 2014

Reflections on My Homestay in the Gálápagos

Family Connections By Carolyn McDonald ’16 Neptuno III skims over the water...

By Greg Anderson on September 19, 2014

Marine Organism of the Week

Elysia chlorotica, the Eastern Emerald Elysia Image Source: http://www.thetripatorium.com/images/uploads/Echlorotica940.jpg   Image Source:...

By Greg Anderson on September 19, 2014

Northern tooth fungus
Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) with a northern tooth fungus (Climacodon septentrionale) This...

By Greg Anderson on September 12, 2014

Marine Organism of the Week

Beroe ovata – Phylum Ctenophora (comb jellies) Posted by Josh Lord  ...

By Greg Anderson on September 11, 2014

Plant of the Week – Sept 8-14

Resurrection Fern – Polypodium polypodioides This amazing fern can be found in...

By Allyson Eller on September 8, 2014

Acer platinoides ‘Schwedleri’
Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Acer platinoides – ‘Schwedler Maple’ On the Quad outside of Hathorn Hall...

By Greg Anderson on September 8, 2014

the veiled chiton Placiphorella velata
Marine Organism of the Week

Veiled chiton Placiphorella velata (Phylum Mollusca) Chitons are marine mollusks, related to...

By Greg Anderson on September 4, 2014

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Plant of the Week – September 1-7, 2014

Species: Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Range: Most of Eastern North America Cool...

By Greg Anderson on September 1, 2014