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Larval stickers <3

Marine invertebrate larvae are incredibly diverse. They have all sorts of unique features—tentacles, lobes, bands of cilia, shells, bristle hairs, etc.—which they use to capture food, to swim, to protect themselves from predators. Their morphology is functional. But also beautiful. That’s why I was excited to discover these larval stickers made by Dexter Davis: They […]

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Sea biscuits on Labocine

I’m pleased to announce that my short video A Sea Biscuit’s Life is now available on Labocine at https://www.labocine.com/films/a-sea-biscuits-life. The sea biscuits are joining the Science New Wave!

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The Science New Wave

The Science New Wave is a movement to reimagine science in the cinema. Its manifesto states: Culture is Science. Science is Culture.Diversity Feeds The Ecosystem.Experiments Become Cinema.Structure Dictates Function.Science & Story Never Collide.We are all messengers. Traits from the Science New Wave manifesto. I learned about the Science New Wave from Alexis Gambis, a biologist […]

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The Spiral

Here’s a personal view about body symmetry and body openings from someone who lived through the evolution of bilateral symmetry. Form? I didn’t have any; that is, I didn’t know I had one, or rather I didn’t know you could have one. I grew more or less on all sides, at random; if this is […]

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biology notes

The Great Divide

Cephalic furrow the early foldDivides the embryo in one go.Pulling in on its ownDeep it sinks into the yolk. This great divide of tissue foldSplits the embryo in back and front.But why the furrow once it growsStretches flat and gone it goes? A fold that folds and then unfoldsLeave us wondering what’s the role.

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science notes

( Science ( Wonder ) Art )

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biology imaging notes

Larva of a lamp shell

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music articles

The Pluteus Trip

The Pluteus Trip is a music compilation that I created inspired by the life of these nifty echinoderm larvae named pluteus. It was released more than ten years ago on my (now defunct) music blog, ccNeLaS. The album is freely available at: https://archive.org/details/ThePluteusTrip Download it, read the description below, and enjoy the trip! Plutei are […]

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Priapulid sticker

The first penis-worm sticker of mankind. Thanks, Casey! I uploaded the source file to PhyloPic.

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biology articles music

Dream Sequence

This is the music video I made for the song Dream Sequence by Professor Kliq using the images of my master’s thesis on sea biscuits.