Marine plankton: Miryanida polychaete carrying eggs

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Marine plankton: Miryanida polychaete carrying eggs

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The Miryanida polychaete are a group of very curious sea worms with a surprising way of reproduction: juveniles living on the bottom become male or female "stolons" through an extraordinary form of asexual budding. Stolons are active swimmers and leave the bottom to enter the water column where reproduction occurs. Mature planktonic female stolons carry their eggs in a ventral pouch, which bursts to release free - swimming young which return to the bottom and close the cycle. The images are from two different individuals, the lateral view is one female with the eggs less developed than the second, where you may appreciate them better with the ventral and dorsal views. The three of them are stacks, at 10X using a Nikon BD - plan 10x and a Sony nex 6 camera. Wishing you may like them and find them interesting. Best regards.

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Those are some fantastic shots - thanks for posting.

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Hi Ricardo,
What a great set of images.
Really inspiring, thanks for sharing :D
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Thank you both for your words, I'm glad that you liked them!

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Post by Lou Jost »

Really nice, and biologically interesting too.

The photos are too wide to be easily seen on a browser though, and stretch out the text too much to easily read. Something about the way you uploaded them?

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Lou Jost wrote:Something about the way you uploaded them?
They are hot-linked from Flickr, not hosted at photomacrography.net. Our forum software does not automatically downsize any image that is hotlinked.

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I've tracked down appropriately sized images at Flickr and admin-edited the post to display those rather than the originals.

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Post by Rikisub »

Thank you Rik, I couldn't fix it from my cellular phone, and I won't have access to my computer in a few days. What ideal size should have I posted them?

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