The new Ocean Hall will be opening to the public on September 27th (oh to be there on opening day!!). Among the displays will be hundreds of preserved specimens covering a wide range of creatures.
Smithsonian Magazine's September issue provides their pick of the top 8 species in a "Most Likely to..." list. The pycnogonid is featured in the list with a picture and as "The most likely to star in a horror movie".
But what about the rest of the list ? Well gotta give props to writer Anika Gupta, 6 of the 8 species listed are inverts! Ok it's not 95% but it's much better than most lists. (and the two vertebrates are actually pretty cool fish anyways)
The full list includes such entries as "Most Likely to Stick it to the Man" and "Most Down and Dirty" and is available in print and online in the Arts & Culture section.
(As a side note the Ocean Hall got some awesome High Definition Deep Seamount footage from the NURC lab here at UCONN. Including lot's of inverts. Hopefully it all made it to the final reels being shown in the hall.)