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A single drop of seawater hides all these icky microscopic creatures

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We know the ocean is home to some of the weirdest looking monsters on the planet. It's a big place, after all. But did you know that a single drop of seawater is also home to alien-looking critters too? They're just invisible to us because they're microscopic. Once you get closer, all these creepy things start coming out!

The photograph above, taken by David Littschwager, is magnified 25 times to reveal all that could be hiding inside seawater: crab larva, cyanobacteria, diatoms, copepods, chaetognaths, fish eggs, marine worms and more. All in the water we take a dip in for fun and immerse ourselves in for relaxation and even swallow for refreshment. Fun!


You can read more about which creature is what here.


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