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Planet Earth

The Ocean's Skin of Jelly

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerJuly 28, 2009 2:49 AM


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My latest story for the New York Times has just gone online. It continues my string of stories in which I look at the familiar and find it deeply strange. The previous one was about fireflies. Tomorrow's story is about the surface of the ocean. It turns out to be a deeply weird thing--a gelatinous biofilm inhabited by a peculiar menagerie of microbes that play a vital role in our own well-being. Check it out.

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