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Plankton Patterns

Graphite I have been working on shrinking and simplifying some of my plankton drawings and turning them into geometric patterns that could be...
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Polychaete Larvae

Graphite and colored pencil Adult polychaete worms live in the sediment on the sea floor, but their larvae live as zooplankton before settling...
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Barnacle Nauplii

Graphite Some zooplankton spend their whole lives as plankton, but others are only plankton for certain stages of their lives. Many benthic...
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Pteropods

Graphite Pteropods are tiny planktonic sea snails. They swim by flapping their wing-like feet and eat by straining phytoplankton and smaller...
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Chaetognath

Graphite Chaetognaths or arrow worms are predatory zooplankton that eat copepods and other smaller zooplankton and also fish larvae. They are...
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Copepods

Graphite Copepods are one of the most common zooplankton in the Chukchi Sea. The scientists on this cruise have been seeing more of them than...
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Ceratium Dinoflagellate

Colored Pencil Dinoflagellates are the second largest group of phytoplankton after diatoms. They can move somewhat by using their flagella and...
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Nitzschia Ice Algae

Colored pencil and graphite Nitzchia is another ice algae diatom. It forms chains, star shapes, and complex patterns, and its more flattened...
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Melosira

Acrylic ink, colored pencil, and graphite Melosira is an ice algae diatom that lives in the sea ice and forms long chains that hang down into...