As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve got a really neat makeshift lab that we’ve set up in the dining area of the Atlantis Beach Resort. I did a little walk through and spotted these cool specimens that were recently collected.
Kelly Markello was working on this beautiful echinoderm. It appears to be leeching dye into the alcohol it’s preserved in.
This tunicate was collected by peeling it away from the coral it was attached to.
This valonia ventricosa, also known as a “sailor’s eyeball,” was quite striking. The entire “eye” is a single cell, one of the largest single cells known to science!
This lovely wrasse was collected by the fish team. The photo doesn’t quite capture his beautiful colors and patterns.
Every day, nearly every hour, there are fascinating new specimens that our scientists are bringing in.