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The Tiny Giants exhibit from Bigelow Laboratory

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I had a chance to visit the Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale exhibit this week, at the Portland Public Library in Maine. Produced by scientists from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, the exhibit features photomicrographs of phytoplankton and zooplankton, focused on diatoms and dinoflagellates. Images on display were collected through both light microscopy and electron microscopy.

If you are within driving distance of Portland, I highly recommend visiting the exhibit (on display until March 31).

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A variety of microscopic crustaceans and unicellular algae.

 

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“Predator in Pink.” A predatory dinoflagellate, Protoperidinium, with a natural pink tinge. Photo credit: Dr. Peter Countway

 

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Marine snails: Limacina helicina. Photo credit: Laura Lubelczyk

 

More information about the exhibit:

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/08/microbes-loom-large-at-portland-library/

 

A fantastic sunset on an early spring night in Portland, Maine.

A fantastic sunset on an early spring night in Portland, Maine.

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