“Sri Chaitanya” blissful witness of the all-pervading Atman. Transcendent Bhakti Yogi. The original blissed out dancer. Drunk with love for the divine. Salutations to thee!! #redwizardcollage #handcutcollage #bhaktiyoga
Happy first day of Spring y’all!🌻 I still have these two beauties (left & center) and 4 more pendants ready for adoption in my shop. Also, Feed Your Head stickers are in (see my last pos for details)
I’m hoping to add a lot more treasures to my shop this season....so stay tuned!
Other than pendants and stickers - what else would you like to see come to my shop!
Collaboration for my SCAD MOME 309 corse. I remixed an old PSA about nuclear bomb safety in schools and V.J.ed it live using @resolume and a @nativeinstruments MKII. Every time I create new work I learn a TON. This project had a lot of bumps in the road but the knowledge pool is growning😊😊
Hydrodictyon sp. 200x magnification. Darkfield.
Hydrodictyon (aka water net) is a genus of green algae found in freshwater. It forms hollow tubes made up of individual cells that link together in hexagonal or pentagonal patterns. Individual colonies can get up to 50 centimeters in length. Although they are beautiful to find, when colonies reach high concentrations in a given body of water, they can become a huge problem, clogging up waterways and leading to unfavorable conditions for plants and fauna. Eutrophication is when a body of water is flooded with nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous, sometimes caused by runoff from fertilizers and sewage. These nutrients create favorable conditions for producers like plants and phytoplankton (and hydrodictyon) and we can see large algal blooms. The problem here is that when a particular alga becomes too numerous, it will use up all the nutrients and grow on the surface and block sunlight from other photosynthesizers, causing them to die. As they are are dying and decomposing, oxygen production decreases. When one type of organism like hydrodictyon becomes so dominant, the ecosystem can’t accommodate that condition forever and eventually the algal bloom will die as well and leave the water with even less dissolved oxygen, causing consumers like fish to suffocate which can be disastrous for fisheries. Because of the high use of plant fertilizers in the agriculture industry, humans have become a huge contributor of phosphorus to excessive nutrient runoff. Further, climate change also plays a role here because extreme weather patterns can speed up rates and expand locations of runoff and also, as some inland bodies of freshwater dry up and rivers have shallower flows because of higher temperatures, it becomes easier and quicker for mat-forming algae like hydrodictyon to block waterways and hasten all these processes.
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