Awesome SPHE potluck meal
Playful piece of #art
Check out these amazing photos of polychaetes! Polychaetes are mostly marine and are covered with hard, chitin spines, giving them the nickname “bristle worms.”
They are pretty much ubiquitous in the ocean, found on the cold, dark deep-sea floor, swimming in the water column, near boiling-hot hydrothermal vents—there’s even a species that exclusively feeds on whale bones that have fallen to the deep sea.
See more photos at the Echinoblog.
Photo Credit: Arthur Anker, National University of Singapore.
Days when you find out the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History has a Tumblr dedicated to the wonderful creatures and science of the ocean = the best days
I don’t always recommend blogs for you to follow, but when I do, I prefer awesome ones like this.