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Black Pearls


Today we head to the other side of the world to check out a very special mollusk— the black lip oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). This oyster is a suspension feeder which thrives in tropical coral seas amidst the colorful darting fish, exquisite anemones, and amazing biodiversity of reef life. 293 kata lagi

Chiton egg -blastulation-. Specimen IV

Polyplacophora: Chitonidae
40x Plan Fluor / 60x Plan Fluor. DIC / Phase Contrast. Sampled in Bay of Santander. July, 21th 2017.
Lovén (1855)

References
Lovén, S. 60 kata lagi

Meroplankton

Unexpected Cuttlefish Cuddling (Art, the City, and the World)

Last Friday I took a walk from my company’s office on Wall Street up to a dinner party in Alphabet City. It was a lovely foggy night and lower Manhattan looked splendid and foreboding: the skyscrapers disappeared into the clouds as though they had no tops and weird glowing halos wreathed the many lights of the finance district. 358 kata lagi

Cymbulia sp. without shell

Cymbulia Péron & Lesueur, 1810

Mollusca: Gastropoda: Thecosomata: Cymbuliidae

4x Plan Fluor / 20x Plan Apo / 40x Plan Fluor /  60x Plan Fluor. DIC. Sampled in Bay of Santander. 56 kata lagi
Mollusca

Friday Fellow: Sea Swallow

by Piter Kehoma Boll

As the second species of today, I’m bringing a terrible but beautiful predator of the Portuguese man o’ war, the sea swallow  281 kata lagi

Friday Fellow

Trochophore larva of a chiton (early stage). Morphotype III

Acanthochitona Gray, 1821

Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Chitonida: Acanthochitonidae
40x Plan Fluor / 60x Plan Fluor. DIC / Phase Contrast. Sampled in Bay of Santander. July, 5th 2017. 64 kata lagi
Larva

Trochophore larva of a chiton (early stage). Morphotype I (specimen 2)

Mollusca: Polyplacophora: Chitonidae
40x Plan Fluor / 100x Plan Fluor. DIC / Phase Contrast. Sampled in Bay of Santander. July, 3rd 2017.

References
Conway, D.V.P., White, R.G., Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J., Gallienne, C.P., Robins, D.B. 88 kata lagi

Larva