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the Totten ice shelf

MELT ZONE  The Totten ice shelf (shown here) holds back a massive glacier, which drains a France-sized portion of East Antarctica and could raise sea levels by at least 3.5 meters if it slides into the sea.

lion's mane jellyfish

UNDER THE SEA  The new book Spineless explores the fascinating world of jellyfish (lion’s mane jellyfish, shown).

Asian green mussels

A LITTLE CLINGY  Asian green mussels (Perna viridis) can stick en masse to piers and ship hulls, forming thick crusts that are hard to remove.

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