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Artistic Arrangements

Just some more amazing pics of diatoms in different arrangements, and it’s a fascinating blend of art and science from the California Academy of Sciences. Diatoms are a major group of algae, including about 100,000 different species. The California Academy of Sciences clarifies that these arrangements, despite being produced with scientific tools, are purely aesthetic, and were produced by hobbyists, not scientists.

Source: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/arranged-diatoms-miniscule-algae-specimens-arranged-on-microscope-slides/

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Photograph of diatoms arranged on a microscope slide by W.M. Grant.

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Black and white photograph of fossil radiolaria arranged on a slide by R.F. Behan. The slide label reads “Prize Medal Paris 1867 Polycystina; Springfield, Barbados.” The arrangement is approximately 3 millimeters in diameter.

 

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Photograph of Arachnoidiscus diatoms collected in the Bolinas Lagoon in Marin County, California and arranged on a microscope slide by R.F. Behan.

 

 

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