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1.) Tiny Atlantic horseshoe crab larvae, known as the trilobite larvae, twirling in their aquarium-like egg shells. Soon they will break free to begin a short pelagic period, after which they settle on the bottom of the ocean to begin a lifestyle similar to that of their parents.


2.) The mass spawning of the Atlantic horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus).

Text and photos by Piotr Naskrecki (via The Smaller Majority)

A Field Biologist's Vision of Heaven and Hell

A Field Biologist’s Vision of Heaven and Hell

A female P. reimeri cleaning her foot. (Photo: Piotr Naskrecki)

The great field biologist Piotr Naskrecki has posted this item on his TheSmallerMajority blog:

Ever since I can remember I have been having a recurring nightmare: I am in some incredible location – usually somewhere in the tropics, there are amazing insects everywhere, often those that I have been dying to find, but I need to leave…

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