Shelled Pteropods

Tennessee,
United States
Species like this will likely not be around when my kids are old enough to understand what's going on. This tiny creature didn't choose to have this happen, yet we put our carbon footprints all over it. Why? Progress? What will it take to turn the trend around?
United States
I never saw a naked sea butterfly before and never will if they lose their food source and no longer exist.
Maryland,
United States
Alien world, but not scary. Quite beautiful!
Virginia,
United States
This image represents the rare beauty in the world that we rarely get to see in person.
Pennsylvania,
United States
Because I have never heard of it before.
Pennsylvania,
United States
I have never heard of it before.
Canada
A world that few see today.
Hawaii,
United States
Even the smallest creature disappears.
United States
It's an amazing photograph and illustrates our world's interdependence and the ever-evolving cycle of life.
North Carolina,
United States
Because it lights up in the dark. Changes in sea ocean chemistry.
Minnesota,
United States
I've never heard of a sea butterfly!
Kentucky,
United States
In the most interesting hard to explore place that resides here, we strive on and on to obtain what cannot be obtained yet.
because polar bears are dying
Colorado,
United States
Why does it glow? It changes in ocean chemistry.
Nevada,
United States
Never seen this one before so I'm sure it is part of a vanishing world.
Puerto Rico
the pteropod image illustrates the importance of even the smallest creature in maintaining nature's equilibrium.
New Hampshire,
United States
Never seen it or anything similar
Michigan,
United States
It is hard. They were all good, but small changes make big impacts to overall world.
Connecticut,
United States
The contrast of colors is striking and the black emphasizes the vastness of the deep.
District Of Columbia,
United States
It's striking and unique. It introduces the public to an invertebrate that may not be well known to all. It tells a story of it's importance in the food chain. By being solitary in the vastness of the ocean in the image, it depicts a good portrait of something vanishing.

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