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Tiny marine life made beautiful

Irishmarinelife’s favourite author turns his attention to one of the most minute, and as you may imagine important, of our ocean’s ecosystem members, Protists and to be more specific radiolarians. Read Michael Viney’s Saturday article here. He is concerned with the preservation and display of these unseen wonders through the medium of glass sculpture.

Image sourced from Irishtimes.com

Image sourced from Irishtimes.com

Radiolarians have received attention recently (read it here) for holding secrets about past changes in climate in their microscopic composition which is important when it is considered that they are vital contributors to the carbon cycle, that process that regulates the uptake and release of carbon to and from the atmosphere, and thus the regulation of our climate.

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