Weekend links: beautiful and strange

Satellite photo of a swirling phytoplankton bloom

Digging crabs build "galaxies" of sand balls

Starfish appear to have bilateral symmetry -- behaviorally [open access]

A newly demonstrated carnivorous plant, Philcoxia [paywall]

'Hatena arenicola has a unique “half-plant, half-predator” life cycle; one cell divides into an autotrophic cell... and a symbiont-lacking colorless cell' [paywall]


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