Sea urchins were the first organism I interacted with in a touch tank at the Aquarium when I was very young. I remember being scared of their suctioned feet. This summer, I had to avoid these guys during a beach entry-- the first time I had taken that kind of dive. It's amazing how far Teens4Oceans has taken my ocean curiosity and helped me to fulfill my dreams of seeing beneath the waves. ~Courtney Mason
"Life: Magnified" is an exhibit of scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times. The exhibit is on display at Washington Dulles International Airport’s Gateway Gallery from June through November 2014. The images are also available online with longer captions than in the airport exhibit at http://www.nigms.nih.gov/life-magnified.aspx.
Because they reproduce asexually social feather duster worms [Bispira brunnea] are usually found, as pictured here, in clusters. Bahamas. segmented polychaeta sedentaria sabellidae invertebrate Caribbean