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Long before they disappeared from maps, sea monsters were repurposed for politics....
A Mermaid's Vanity
A siren admires herself in a mirror—a sign of her vanity—amongst ships in the...
The Many Footed Beast
Polypus (meaning “many-footed”) was used to describe many animals, from the...
This sea pig, which was compared to heretics that distorted truth and lived like...
Branching Red Algae
Under the microscope, you can peer inside the cells of this filamentous red algae....
A Diatom Helix
This beautiful marine diatom Chaetoceros debilis was caught in the North Sea. Not...