Nature Blog Network

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Additions to the Spineless Blogroll

There are even more amazing blogs without a backbone out there! The invertosphere is multiplying! Here a several I've recently discovered that are worth pinching an RSS feed from. I'll let them speak for themselves.

Amphidrome - Very well-written and well-informed articles, highly recommend!

Dipnet and calipers at my side, I’ll be roaming through the wilds of biogeography, aquatic ecology, invasion biology, and systematics. You’ll encounter your fair share of river prawns along the way, but non-carcinologists certainly shouldn’t feel left out.

What’s in store, you ask? Stream-dwellers that waft across oceans, waterfall-scaling filter feeders, foreign mercenaries in a crusade against man-killing snails, and an endless parade of creatures elegant, puzzling, and tragically out of place. - A community college professor from the midwest doing summer research on Turneffe atoll in Belize:
"The purpose of this blog will be to post, if possible, pictures and commentary from my work in the Caribbean during the remainder of 2008."
Let hope he keeps it up throughout the school year!

Dudu Diaries - "Notes from an insect lover." The photos alone are worth the subscription! Especially these rainforest insects from his fieldwork in Kenya:
"I’m a Kenyan entomologist, an artist, naturalist and writer. I’m currently conducting research in evolution and ecology at Harvard as a PhD student. I’ve been studying a wide range of insect species in East Africa including baboons, butterflies, ants, acacia trees, and wildflowers.

This Diary will take you on some of my adventures through ‘Dudu Diaries’ - safari’s of a different kind where the big five have six (or more) legs - and you are going to just love bugs and you will want to help protect them."
Oh and find out what dudu means in his first post.

Palaeoentomology and Insect Evolution - I think the title of this blog says it all. It is written by a
"Ph.D. student in the Palaeobiology Research Group of the University of Portsmouth, UK. My research interests include the comparative biology, systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of insects; particularly Orthoptera and related orders. My Ph.D. research is primarily concerned with a systematic revision of fossil Orthoptera from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil. However, I am also involved in research on both living and fossil insects from around the world."
Some more palaeo-invert to represent for the Boneyard!

Star Trackers - One the several awesome Singapore nature blogs. This blogs specifically about
"Monitoring the body growth, survivorship, habitat utilization and movement patterns of knobbly seastar (Protoreaster nodosus) individuals at marine habitats in Singapore."
In a move to make Chris M cry with tears of joy they proudly display the motto: "KNOW, LOVE, SAVE Our Seastars". Well put!

Squidblog - All Squid All the Time. 'Nuff said.

Squidsquid - Go there and check out the little mouse pointer game. Then when you've had your fill check out the blog and the rest of the website. The creator claims:
"The first giant squid to have swum up from the briny ocean depths and constructed a website."


  1. OH NO! now I'll be fooling around on for the next week...

  2. Me too Kate... apparently my squid name is "dances with cephalopods". Now I'm a terrible dancer at the best of times (more of a 'flailer' truth be told), but how I'm going to keep track of all those prehensile arms I do not know!

    Thanks for adding PIE to your blogroll guys. Much appreciated!

  3. I am Greedy Eric the Behemoth
    100% squid, with a SQ of 171.5!


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