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Before I start this post, I would like to make it clear that I am not an entomologist, so I apologize if I say anything very wrong; I hope not. Although I am sure many of you, indeed connoisseurs of the subject, are already thinking, “there are insects in the sea”. Certainly, several species of Halobates liveContinue reading “Why are there no insects in the sea?”
Today, I’m going to talk about public enemy number 1, plastic; and more specifically, I’ll tell you about their interaction with marine plankton. Plastic, from the Greek plastikos: which can be shaped, is a word that includes a multitude of products of different origin and chemical composition. Some are more or less natural, but most areContinue reading “PLASTIC: You are plankton and to plankton you shall return”
Today I present to you a copepod that has been called the most beautiful animal in the world, the Sapphirina. Sapphirins are parasites of gelatinous plankton, especially doliolids, into which they enter and devour. While this fact is terrifying and would make them worthy of a post within this blog, this copepod also has otherContinue reading “Sapphirina, an astonishing show of light and color”
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