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phytplankton 1

zooplankton 2

I am sure the impetus for these little pieces comes from volunteering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where one of my favorite guide stations was working with the micron microscope. Imagine enlarging phytoplankton and zooplankton 300 times!!

So, my mum’s clumsy creation of bleach stains on her greeny blue top become little critters… far more interesting when put under the scope to better see their fluid parts and go with the flow of the current movements. Instead of living the sorry life of being a laundry accident, now these creatures are liberated to pursue their admittedly short-lived but vibrant lives. So go with the flow little guys!