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We’ve just entered a State of Emergency in Trinidad and Tobago. Life feels paused again and we are focused on the hurt being caused by this terrible disease. I’ve been reflecting a lot about society and the world we live in, from the systemic gross inequities laid bare to the prospects of the planet. And falling down those wormholes often ends (metaphorically) in the ocean, not just because those are central themes in my work but because I miss it so much! Turns out I’m not only in need of a COVID-19 vaccine but also a strong dose of vitamin sea 🌊
Double trouble 😍👂
Post 103: Attack of the giant cotton ball?! As we get so few hours studying the depths, making pretty basic behavioural observations is thrilling! Animals nomming, animals banging, animals pooping, animals appearing somewhere we didn’t expect….. It takes very little to get us excited! Case in point: close-up deep-sea predation in action! A deep-sea sea urchin chowing on a Plumarella coral. Spotted in 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico, this was the first time this was seen in such detail, and check out those chompers: five calcium carbonate teeth (aka plates) known as an Aristotle's lantern. All the better to eat you with!