Striped Shore Crabs eat everything from kelp to snails. Although they must wet their gills occasion- ally, they can stay out of the water up to 70 hours, according to Animal Diversity Web.

A Deep Look Into the Shallows

February 27, 2019

As the tide retreats and the coast returns from submergence, the abundance of marine life becomes ap...

Alix Barry poses for an underwater photo while diving in Belize, where she spent a summer working for the Belize Conservatory. Photo by Jessie Kaull and art by Estelle Martin

Diving In

February 27, 2019

“Imagine you are under water, off of a secluded island in the middle of the Caribbean, and you are...

Art by Maya Anderson, Photo by Nicole Adamson

Garbage Bin or Garden

November 28, 2018

I have heard the scraping sound of tiny fish eating the algae from green sea turtles’ shells, and I...

Succulent leaves have a waxy coating covering the outside of the leaf called the cuticle. Also, the swollen leaf shape efficiently packs higher volume into a smaller surface area. This prevents moisture from evaporating, which helps the plant maintain homeostasis. The spiral leaf arrangement funnels moisture down towards the roots under the center of the plant.

Gallery for May 2018

May 23, 2018

Every issue, Veritas aims to capture the beauty of science in images of the seemingly mundane.  Her...