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Wonderful Things: The Starry Night Beneath the Caribbean Sea


One of the most astounding events of my life was immediately preceded by one of the scariest: I turned out my dive light in the ocean at night.

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Tiny, Ancient Crustacean Preserved in Fool’s Gold, Legs, Eggs and All

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Once upon a time there lived a little crustacean inside a little shell. This is not a usual state of affairs for a crustacean. Most are clad in figure-hugging armor (like lobsters or crabs), but they don’t live inside clam-like shells. This one was different. It had both armor and a hinged shell. Inside her [...]

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