Few days ago, this five-mile wide sphere of ice arrived the Sun in its elliptical journey orbiting our solar system. And as we can see from NASA satellite’s images, appears to have survived (at least its nucleus) the mighty heat of our light source.
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Gary Robbins. “Two Californians share 2013 Nobel in Medicine. The 2013 Nobel Prize honours three scientists who have solved the mystery of how the cell organizes its transport system…”
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The life cycle of the oyster begins with a free-swimming larval stage that eventually attaches to a hard substrate forming an oyster spat. The spat commences a growth period that is classified into sub-adult and adult phases.
5mm Spat growing on a Hermit Crab shell
Last measurement at GTM Oyster site, on July 24, 2013, low tide 4:3oPM – Project coordinator, marine biologist Lauren Flynn.
Photos of the last measurement at the Oyster site, on May 23 2013. Project coordinator, marine biologist Lauren Flynn.
Estuary, Feb. 8, 2012
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve -Oyster Conservation Project.
Project Coordinator Lauren Flynn.
A friendly ecosystem of over forty species surround this large musculus marine phylum; a large and different setting that the one I saw only nine months ago, when I promenaded at the banks of the GTM estuary. Under the close management of Lauren Flynn, this project evolves, and a new set of reefs will be added next weekend (too bad I’ll be in Abaco). At the present stage of growth the oyster population is healthy, clad with other invertebrates, and in twelve months they will reach full maturity.
Tested the Intova IC 14 underwater camera last weekend in the Bahamas. So far great results on acutance, detail, hue, gamma control, filtration, telephoto zoom, macro, panoramic, video and intelligent scene mode .
Light weight underwater case and flexible flash unit … looking forward to the underwater Abaco expedition and GreyCliff photo shoot, in two weeks.
See below a depiction of an area of a coral reef by using the tele-zoom (photo 2).
Long shot under 15 feet
Photo 2, same distance and angle of view
Taking a walk to Bay street?
With each encounter over a span of forty years, this novelty consistently elicits new perspectives and inspirations…
“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”
― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea