Ron Shimek, author and one of the decent marine biologists in the hobby especially when it comes to invertebrates, is offering you the chance to learn more about inverts through the Reef Stewardship Foundation’s online course starting this January. The 10-week course titled “Invertebrate embryology and larval biology for reef aquarists” will definitely take you above and beyond simple information and concepts diving into (no pun intended) college-level discussion on the reproduction and development of invertebrates in general, with an emphasis whenever possible upon coral reef animals. For those of you looking to explore different sides of the hobby from a scientific perspective, a course like this is a bargain at $150 compared to traditional college courses and a truly unique opportunity. For those of you who haven’t seen a textbook in ages, it might help to brush up on some basic biology and grab yourself a good dictionary and get ready to not only learn but be challenged by one of the best. A complete course description, syllabus, requirements and a full rundown of Ron’s street cred can be found on the Reef Stewardship Foundation website.