Microscopic Miracles, a series of tales about small wonders of nature.


Chapter 3 - Salute the Plankton

by Cheryl Gilpin, USA.

Text and images of the author.



Copepod. Copepods are the most abundant form of animal life on Earth in both numbers and biomass.

Left, saphrina copepod

Cyclopoid copepods

Salute the red jellyfish on Cinco de Mayo.  May 5th is the Mexican Independence Day.

Copepod. Salute Mrs. Plankton on July 4th, the American Independence Day.


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