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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: May 02, 2014

A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times

Ever wonder what’s in seawater? This photograph shows a drop of seawater, magnified 25 times.

Drop of seawater magnified 25 times, by photographer David Littschwager, via thisiscolossal.com

Drop of seawater magnified 25 times, by photographer David Littschwager, via thisiscolossal.com

From thisiscolossal.com … “You know when you’re horsing around at the beach and accidentally swallow a nasty gulp of salt water? Well I hate to break it to you but that foul taste wasn’t just salt. Photographer David Littschwager captured this amazing shot of a single drop of seawater magnified 25 times to reveal an entire ecosystem of crab larva, diatoms, bacteria, fish eggs, zooplankton, and even worms.”

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