By ELVIS MITCHELL
Photography CRAIG MCDEAN
This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
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In satellite imagery the blue and green whorls of massive phytoplankton blooms stand out against the ocean backdrop. These microscopic organisms are part of a delicate predator-prey balance and can be very sensitive to nutrient concentrations and other environmental conditions. Their individual size is negligible, but in a bloom phytoplankton are numerous enough that they act as seed particles for the flow. As a result, differing concentrations of phytoplankton reveal the swirling, turbulent mixing of ocean waters. (Image credit: NASA/USGS; via SpaceRef; submitted by jshoer)
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Methods of coral restoration are being applied in many parts of the world, including Florida, Mozambique and the Caribbean islands. Fast growing, branching species are being reared by conservationists and scientists and used for “reef seeding” projects.
"It sounds quite novel, but in fact its a science thats been around for about 30 years. One of the reasons why I’m drawn to it is because its a very active way to get people physically involved in protecting the ocean."
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This is an eyeshadow called Nic Cage Raking Leaves On A Brisk October Afternoon.
wow i love that eyeshadow you’re wearing, what’s it called?
oh just the nic cage raking leaves on a brisk october afternoon i bought yesterday
…and this is basically why everyone should buy from Shiro. Did you know they also put candy in your order? They do. Like srsly. For reals. I got mine. I ate it. (the candy, not the eyeshadow)
Omg I am IN LOVE with their King under the mountain color but if I ever wore it IT WOULD MAKE ME SO SAD.
their other colors include “No Oscar For Leo Dicaprio” and “Dammit, Moon Moon”