Mollusks, Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates

Mollusks, Echinoderms and Invertebrate Chordates

Mollusks are a class of invertebrates belonging to the second largest phylum. They include snails, slugs, mussels and octopi. There are 6 major characteristics of mollusks: Unsegmented bodies internal or external shell Have a mantle Muscular foot and/are tentacle Have a radula Two pairs of 

Lab 3: Annelids and Arthropods

Lab 3: Annelids and Arthropods

Today in lab, I had the opportunity to look at several marine Annelids and Arthropods! You may be asking, what are Annelids and Arthropods? Well let me explain! Annelids are from the phylum Annelida (for more on what phylums are check out my blog about 

Lab 1: Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

Lab 1: Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

Sample 1: This plankton was provided from a pre-made slide labeled Spirogyra. After doing some research, I found that Spirogyra are known as water silk and come from the genus algae. They are classified as phytoplankton due to the fact that they produce energy via