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Chiton egg

Polyplacophora: Chitonidae            

Objective: 20x Plan Apo. DIC (Differential Interference Contrast) / Polarization
Plankton sampled in Bay of Santander

Watanabe, J. M. & Cox, L. R. 25 kata lagi


The Elbow Squid

Once again Ferrebeekeeper plunges into the abyssal depths of the ocean seeking a bizarre and barely known cephalopod—the elbow squid.  Elbow squid, also colloquially known as “bigfin squid” are deep sea squid of the genus Magnapinna.  390 kata lagi


Everybody loves squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses…and we all love all of the crazy belemnites, ammonites,  nautiloids, and orthocones which came before them. 246 kata lagi

Wonderful Latin names: Spurlingia darwini

Photo: Spurlingia forsteriana, from the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden (photo released to public domain).  No photos of S. darwini appear to be online. 1.016 kata lagi

Latin Names

Friday mystery object #296

This week I’ve been in the USA couriering a loan back from the stunning Corning Museum of Glass (I’ll write about that sometime soon). However, that means I’ve had limited access to specimens for this week’s mystery object and I’m restricted to what I’ve got on my phone. 33 kata lagi

Friday Mystery Object

Snails & Fairy Tales

The Curious Sengi recently spent a few days in Copenhagen, snurfling about that wonderful old city.  Going to visit the iconic statue of The Little Mermaid  1.173 kata lagi

Cabinet Beauties

You can see the slugs and the trees

A brief trip to some of the wet rainforests of the northwest was a revelation.

There will be more to come, but shall we begin with an atypical sublimity? 42 kata lagi