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“Diatoms are to microscopic organisms as grizzly bears are to mammals. They are beautiful for their intricate designs and symmetry, and amazing for their incredible variety.”
Science and exploration are companion expressions of human curiosity- and both render a tough breed.
Ecologist Evan Thomas of the University of Colorado looked for a decade for a green algae called Volvox. At this year’s BioBlitz, surrounded by volunteers eager to catalog the water bugs of Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, he found it! I asked Evan to explain his find. Sandra Postel is director of the…