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Single Drop Of Seawater Magnified 25 Times Reveals Bizarre Microscopic Creatures

If you unexpectedly swallow a mouthful of seawater, then you just ate a bizarre microfauna sneaking around in just a single drop of seawater.

Single Drop Of Seawater Magnified 25 Times Reveals Stomach-Churning Microscopic Creatures

If you unexpectedly swallow a mouthful of seawater, then you just ate a bizarre microfauna sneaking around in just a single drop of seawater.

This is the picture of a random splash of seawater magnified 25 times. It was captured by an award-winning National Geographic photographer David Liitschwager.

So next time you go to the beach, just be mindful that the taste of seawater isn’t just salt – it’s plankton – it’s a pack of micro-creatures which includes marine worms, fish eggs, crab larva, copepods, diatoms and many other enough to ruin your appetite.

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28 comments

  1. Not a pleasant thought to inadvertently swallow that. But it is amazing and impressive that all of that is in one drop!

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC IS GOOD IN THIS STUFF….IN TERMS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE…IN MY OPIN ION…THEY BOUGHT INTO THE POLITICAL CRAP HOO LINE AND SINKER! eVEEN SOME SO-CALLED “SCIENTISITS” HAVE BEEN FORCED TO ADMIT THEY LIED OR FUDGED THE GLOBAL WARMING DATA TO SUIT POLITICAL PURPOSES!!! 🙁

  3. i’ll make sure to keep my mouth close and not accidentally swallow seawater at the beach next week! 😀

  4. Some of these little buggers are stranger than fiction. It’s fascinating to think of all the marvelous things that lurk well beyond human perception.

    1. Yeah, it is. We have only discovered half or less of all the species on Earth and much of undiscovered species are microscopic sea lives. Who knows what else nature’s got to surprise us.

  5. I do love the picture, it reminds me of the “Where’s Waldo” books I used to purchase for my children when they were young. Not exactly sure If I’d want to drink an iced cold, frosted glass of it, though. LOL!

      1. My suggestion would be simply to state the facts. ‘Stomach churning’ is an assumed relation not everyone will share. You’re right about the extract.

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