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'Objects of Wonder': Key archive of information

We went to an exhibit titled “Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History,” an interesting display of items that examines how scientists use the Smithsonian collections to enlighten and illuminate our understanding of nature and human culture. I took a few pictures, but most of it was more appropriate for viewing and reading about than photographing.

This pink coralline algae from Labrador, Canada, lived for 969 years and recorded how its ocean changed over the centuries. Scientists say these algae are a key archive of information because they grow in distinct layers year after year, diligently recording their surroundings in the process.

'Objects of Wonder': The long journey, posted earlier:

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janescottcumming14-Sep-2017 13:00
Fascinating! V
exzim13-Sep-2017 19:56
I thought you had been eating ice cream from the thumbnail, and hoped Sahraa got her share. Then I clicked on the large picture
Karen Stuebing13-Sep-2017 19:53
The two layers seem very different. Wonderful color and texture against the dark background. V.
larose forest photos13-Sep-2017 19:14
Gorgeous colour and interesting info, as well as a lovely shot. V
bill friedlander13-Sep-2017 19:11
Surprising to see the different layer colors. Interesting image. V
Jim Coffman13-Sep-2017 18:25
That is very interesting!
globalgadabout13-Sep-2017 18:17
fascinating, and somewhat reminiscent of meringue..
Martin Lamoon13-Sep-2017 18:14
A see alien eyes on the pink bit!