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April 14, 2014

The most beautiful animal you’ve never seen


I’d spent the afternoon on a small dingy off the coast of Durban, South Africa.
It was muggy, and I’d been working for hours–-throwing a small net out, and pulling in tiny hauls of plankton that I’d then collect in jars. As I looked through one jar, the boat rocking up and down, I saw for an instant a bright blue flash. Gone. Then again in a different place. An incredible shade of blue. [HT: Doug Ross / Journal ] - - | Deep Sea News

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 14, 2014 11:13 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Of all things great and small...from paramecium to RBN space stuff. How many things "look really cool" due to polarized light, exponential scale manipulation, computer enhancement, and other arbitrarily assigned values?
IMHO, it IS really cool, in prospective.
It MAY help folks wrap their heads around the magnitude of say....17 Trillion, or what PoliSci propagandist "economists", and (reinterpreted)Affirmative Action Quota appointed administrators, espouse as Least Significant Digit rounding errors.

Posted by: CaptDMO at April 15, 2014 5:46 AM

And some say their is no G_d.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at April 15, 2014 7:58 PM

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