The majority of pufferfish species are toxic & some are among the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. Nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced fugu), Korea (as 복 bok or 복어 bogeo), & China (as 河豚 hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs.
Lobsters live up to an estimated 45 to 50 years in the wild, although determining age is difficult. Lobster longevity is limited by their size. Moulting requires metabolic energy and the larger the lobster, the more energy is needed; 10 to 15% of lobsters die of exhaustion during moulting.
Brain coral is a common name given to various corals in the families Mussidae and Merulinidae, so called due to their generally spheroid shape and grooved surface which resembles a brain. Each head of coral is formed by a colony of genetically identical polyps which secrete a hard skeleton of...