Radiolaria — The Wondrous Forms of Living Creatures

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Skeletal frames of radiolarians as seen through an electronic microscope (fossils extracted from stones at the bottom of the ocean). (Photo courtesy of MicroWorldServices)

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Plankton consists of diverse organisms that coast along ocean currents. Radiolaria are one of these many organisms. They are minute creatures measuring just a few millimeters in length, and are single cell organisms. They come in a diverse array of complex and beautiful shapes, and possess eye-catching mineral skeletons of mind-boggling formations.

These wondrous forms have attracted attention for many years. The detailed sketches of German naturalist Ernst Haekel (1834 — 1919) are particularly well known, and to mark the centenary of Haekel’s passing, the world’s first ever photo collection Radiolaria — wondrous forms of living creatures is being published, which records several species. With super-enlarged images, visitors will be able to enjoy the beauty of these sculpted forms without missing even the minutest part.

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from August 09, 2019 to August 22, 2019

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