Monthly Archives: December 2018

Signs of Winter 4: New Ideas About Jellyfish

(Click here if you would like to listen to an audio version of this blog!) A jellyfish is a very simple animal. It is basically two, single-cell-thick sheets that are folded into each other to make an inside tissue (the … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 3: The Wide Sargasso Sea

(Click here if you would like to listen to an audio version of this blog!) Last week I wrote about two kinds of algae (or two organisms, at least, who are often described using the word “algae”): blue green algae … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 2: Algae, Algae Everywhere

(Click here for an audio version of this blog!) “Algae” is a term of very imprecise meaning. It is used to refer to the microscopic, unicellular protists like the many species of diatoms and  dinoflagellates that make up the producing … Continue reading

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Signs of Winter 1: Some Observations and Some Rules

(Click here if you would like to listen to an audio version of this blog!) December and January are months of wild weather swings. We have a family video of a December 30  from many years ago in which Deborah … Continue reading

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