Ctenophore Comb Jellies declared First Animals on Earth, 700m years ago

A team of researchers has determined that comb jellies, Ctenophores, were the first animals on earth, existing 700 million years ago, and pre-dating sponges by 100 million years. They are also the most recent common ancestor of all animals, (including…

The Case Of The Missing Ctenophores

In 2015 a team from the California Academy of Science set out on a expedition to the Philippines to explore the Coral Triangle’s biological treasures. The trip was aimed at exploring the Verde Island Passage, a stretch of water between the…

Coeloplana: Benthic ctenophores living right under your nose

Ctenophora is a phylum of marine animals most commonly referred to as┬ácomb jellies. You may have seen these in various documentaries, manifesting themselves as gelatinous geometric shapes fringed in movable cilia and psychedelic disco lights. This phylum is huge and…