Did you know?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by KevinW, 12 Jan 2008.

  1. KevinW

    KevinW

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    I was wondering where the information on the "Did you know..." tips come from. I have seen a couple that I disagree with.
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. LikesFish

    LikesFish

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    939
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Canada
    Elaborate?
     
  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,229
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    you talking about the thing on the forums page? eg. The Great Barrier Reef
     
  5. KevinW

    KevinW Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Talking about the tips etc that come up on the home page when you log in. For example there was one this morning describing tunicates and sea squirts that I disagreed with.
     
  6. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,829
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Germiston
    Kevin,

    They are taken from the newsletters. If you go back on the newsletters, you will find the source of it. It's not all from the same place.

    And you are welcome to disagree with them :)
     
  7. KevinW

    KevinW Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Thanks Gali.
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    4 May 2007
    Posts:
    27,984
    Likes Received:
    780
    Hi Kevin, I have taken most of them from the newsletters and a couple just randomly from the internet from places like about.com

    If any are incorrect please enlighten us, thanks.
     
  9. mandarinman

    mandarinman

    Joined:
    18 Oct 2007
    Posts:
    6,377
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    capetown,durbanville
    if they are incorrect and you have the correct answer , please give it to us , always looking to learn
     
  10. KevinW

    KevinW Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Thanks guys. As I said above I will take more note of the tip next time and post what I think is correct. The one that caught my attention this morning referred to tunicates and said something about sea squirts merely being colonial tunicates. A the definitive characteristic of a tunicate is that the larval stage has a notochord (a primitive/forerunner of the spine). All sessile seasquirts are tunicates as are a number of other free swimming animals (salps for example).
     
  11. sunburst

    sunburst

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,419
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Durban
    Little off topic; but is it true that the most primitive/earliest dna is the tunicate. That we homo sapiens are therefore descendants of the sponge. (with a stretch of imagination):)
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland

    Some folk i know are closer to the sponges than others though;)
     
  13. nakoma

    nakoma

    Joined:
    16 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    1,010
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Richards bay
    can we have a braai now
     
  14. sunburst

    sunburst

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    2,419
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Durban
    Chuckle chuckle
     
  15. KevinW

    KevinW Thread Starter

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    342
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Not sponges but certainly red/rock bait....
     
  16. sihaya

    sihaya

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    USA
    GEEK ALERT... lol j/k I love it. Thanks for the info... something I didn't know. :thumbup:
     
  17. calvin

    calvin

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,452
    Likes Received:
    4
    sihaya
    now that this thread is off topic is there somewhere we can learn more about you? not in a freaky stalker kind of way but imformative? you seem extreemly clued up on most topics marine

    kind regards

    calvin
     
  18. sihaya

    sihaya

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    USA
    Hahaha... well, I don't mind "creeper stalkers" so long as they're fans. ;) J/k I'll unlock the "Welcome Sara" thread in my forum so you can ask questions if you like... just please keep it friendly (not aimed at you Calvin, just the public in general). I'd like to think I've been interrogated enough for the time being... lol
     
  19. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    12 May 2007
    Posts:
    7,859
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    the Motherland
    Run awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Sara get out while you can, is there a policeman in the audience, heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp:lol: :lol:
     
  20. sihaya

    sihaya

    Joined:
    6 May 2007
    Posts:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    USA
    LMAO... oh no, looks like someone has been reading another forum!
     
Recent Posts