Diatoms are a major group of typically unicellular algae, and are one of the most common varieties of phytoplankton. Unique to diatoms, their cells are encased in a cell wall of silica (silicon dioxide), which is responsible for their crystalline appearance. Diatoms are autotrophic, meaning they derive their nutrition from their surroundings by means of photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. This places them in the role of producers in the food chain.
Eukaryota > Chromalveolata > Heterokontophyta > Bacillariophyceae
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Does anyone remember that story years and years ago about the shipment of like several thousand rubber ducks going overboard and floating around the world…
When I was a kid that was like the most magical shit I’d ever heard and I was misinformed about them being expected to wash up on the east coast and I spent the next couple weeks running to the beach each morning with the expectation that I would be welcomed with an armada of tiny yellow ducks.
I STILL HOLD ON TO THAT BEAUTIFUL DREAM (though I’m pretty sure Britain ended up getting the ducks).
Remi and Oliver trying to get comfortable…the saga.
I took them out on campus today so we can enjoy the nice weather while I was studying :) Also got to meet compassionjunkie finally which was awesome!
Remi and Oliver refused to explore outside and instead did this. It doesn’t seem very comfy guys.
“The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”
José Guizar is a Mexican graphic designer in New York City. Driven by curiosity and a constant desire to learn and evolve –among other more material things, of course–, I’m a devoted pursuer of the well-rounded designer utopia. I strive to create playful, clever, yet strong messages that let others communicate, and let me play entertainer.
We took Amy to the vet to treat what turned out to be a goddamn hot spot and she has been pouting for days, what a baby. She won’t even look me in the eye because I have to spray her with this antibacterial spray and I don’t know how to regain her favor. EVEN TINY PIECES OF CHEESE DON’T WORK…
I have conceded to the fact that I am a cat person because it is so much easier for me to understand and/or deal with cats than dogs. I don’t know what people mean when they say “felines are fickle” because I can predict my cats’ behaviors and affections way better than my dog’s…
Chrysocolla Stalactites in Chalcedony
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