Photography

Goddess of the Sea

Joshua Mount, Neeraj Gohad, and Andrew Mount

Goddess of the Sea  by Joshua Mount, Neeraj Gohad, and Andrew Mount

A pseudo-colored scanning electron micrograph shows the presence of chloride transport epithelium involved in salt balance on the cirri (feeding apparatus) of the adult barnacle (Amphibalanus amphitrite). To feed, barnacles extend the cirri into the ocean to catch small organism like tiny shrimp. As the ciiri extend out in the ocean the chloride ephithelium on the cirri may be involved in helping the barnacle maintain osmotic balance (salt balance) in its body.

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Right arrow Cranial Anatomy of Hawaiian Goby Fish Cranial Anatomy of Hawaiian Goby Fish  by Takashi Maie Left arrow Cypria Cypria by Andrew Mount, Joshua Mount, and Neeraj Gohad
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