While trying to collect water samples from a canal I slipped and fell in.
Who knows what was in that canal water. Manure run-off from crop fields? Raw sewage? Hell if I know.
But at least only my shoes were affected. I manage to grab hold before I lunged head first into the brown muddy water.
Oh wait. Except my cell phone miraculously jumped out of my pocket and fell into the canal.
you almost became a mutant superhero. alas, no giant tardigrade steed for you, protistaman
Eerie, beautiful, captivating images of sea urchins mating and being born (that little triangle guy is a baby sea urchin).
These are a glimpse of how life begins in the deep ocean — and there’s a lot of life down there. The oceans provide about 190 times as much living space as every other space on Earth — soil, air and fresh water — put together. A vast array of amazing creatures live in the depths of this watery world. Squid, jellyfish, and plankton are just a few of our favorites (all shown as tiny babies in that last gif).
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"When you get free from certain fixed concepts of the way the world is, you find it is far more subtle, and far more miraculous, than you thought it was."