The bobtail squid swims during the night to hunt. During the day, it burrows to hide from predators.
Dr. Olivera demonstrates a live specimen of Conus striatus.
This species of cone snail immobilizes its prey in a split second with lightning-strike cabal toxins.
A fish-hunting cone snail strikes its prey with a venomous harpoon, causes paralysis, and eats it.
Larger cone snails produce more venom and are more dangerous to human beings in an accidental stinging.
A worm-hunting cone snail species feeds on fireworms, and is unaffected by the prey's sharp bristles.
A species of fish-hunting cone snail quickly immobilizes its prey and swallows it.
A snail-hunting species of cone snail stings its prey repeatedly, inducing the prey to thrash about.
Unlike a hook-and-line type fish-hunter, a net-hunting cone snail lures its prey into its wide mouth.
Dr. Bassler demonstrates the bioluminescence of a culture of Vibrio harveyi.
A mini-documentary illustrating the importance of the ocean to the Filipino way of life, and how that close connection helps biodiversity research.
The Philippines archipelago is rich in marine biodiversity, including venomous octopus and venomous snails.
Quorum sensing signal molecules have parts that are common between species as well as species-specific parts.
Robotic equipment makes it possible to screen massive chemical libraries in just a matter of days.
A Taser hyperexcites the nervous system to cause a rigid immobilization of its target.
Fishermen harvest deep-sea species of venomous snails by retrieving a net that had been deployed months ago.
Dr. Jason Biggs of the University of Guam Marine Laboratory discusses the anatomy of cone snails and introduces us to a variety of cone snail species with different tactics to hunt and capture their prey.