Life in a Drop

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    What do we see in a single drop of ocean water? An image captured by David Liittschwager for National Geographic, then magnified 25 times, reveals an impressive abundance of many types of microscopic organisms. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will describe some of the creatures discovered therein, and will discuss the larger systems at work in the vast cosmos of a single drop of water.

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Image: A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times, teems with life.
Credit: David Liittschwager | National Geographic


Peter Neill, host of World Ocean Radio, provides coverage of a broad spectrum of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects. World Ocean Radio, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is a weekly series of brief audio essays available for syndicated use at no cost by community radio stations worldwide. Contact us for more information.