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Ghost of a Rotifer

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Eerily empty exoskeletal remnants of a rotifer, a few bacteria and what might be a cyst of some parasite — perhaps the one who led this rotifer to meet its fate. (it could also have died of old age and been devoured posthumously, of course) From a pocosin (swamp) in North Carolina.

Psi Wavefunction About the Author: Psi Wavefunction is a graduate student working with protists (the 'other' eukaryotes) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and now blogs about protists and evolution at Skeptic Wonder. Follow on Twitter @Ocelloid.

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