Posts By Helena Milazzo

Whale Falls: The Basics

Whale Falls: The Basics

What are Whale Falls? Whale Falls are a deep ocean phenomenon that occur when a whale dies and its carcass sinks to the ocean floor, attracting a community of species that feed off of everything, from the tissue down to the bone (( 1.Haag, A. Whale...

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The Soul of an Octopus

The Soul of an Octopus

Soul of an Octopus is still to date one of my favorite books and one of the most influential pieces of marine literature that I have read to date. I began this book on a trip down to the Bahamian island of Abaco with a handful of students and...

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Into the Planet

Into the Planet

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Are Marine Fungus Among Us?

Are Marine Fungus Among Us?

At LegaSea Ecology we are focused on marine ecosystems- why would we have a blog talking about fungi? Well, what if we told you our terrestrial fungi had a marine counterpart? That’s right, fungi that live in the ocean! Welcome …

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Spectacular Sponges

Spectacular Sponges

Welcome back to LegaSea Ecology everyone! I hope you are looking forward to learning about arguably one of the most underrated organisms in the ocean- the sponge! Contrary to popular belief, sponges are actually living animals that provide a...

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An Introduction to Hydrothermal Vents

An Introduction to Hydrothermal Vents

Hydrothermal vents were first discovered during the Galapagos Hydrothermal Expedition in 1977 funded by the National Science Foundation[1] 1. “The Discovery of Hydrothermal Vents : 1977 – Astounding Discoveries.”

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