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  1. Richard Austin says

    Bah, that’s not alien, it’s Californian.

    … Er, okay, maybe you have a point.

    (I love the kelp beds off the shore here. You can often see masses of it floating a few hundred feet out after storms.)

  2. steve oberski says

    @firefly

    As a long time scuba diver I can say that a lot of what you saw on Avatar was home grown ocean life shown at a different scale, i.e. Christmas Tree Soft Coral.

  3. iknklast says

    Beautiful! I always look forward to botanical Wednesday. Way too many people think the world is all about animals. Where would the animals (including squid) be without plants?

  4. Antiochus Epiphanes says

    Beautiful! I always look forward to botanical Wednesday. Way too many people think the world is all about animals. Where would the animals (including squid) be without plants?

    Or other photosynthetic multicellular eukaryotes like kelp.

    Not a plant, but at least it’s a bikont.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Yarrr!
    (sings)
    “Sponge Bob Square Pants,
    Sponge Bob Square Pants,
    Spooonge Booooob Square Pants”

  6. magistramarla says

    Markita Lynda @6
    Oh yes! I live near a huge protected kelp forest in the bay. Sea otters are very, very easy to spot. It’s wonderful fun to sit at a restaurant near the shore and watch them frolicking and eating.

  7. StevoR says

    @ firefly :

    That absolutely looks like it’s on Pandora.

    James Cameron’s Pandora from Avatar or Frank Herbert’s Pandora from his novel The Jesus Incident and its sequel The Lazarus Effect with the seas of sentient kelp?

    (The latter would actually be a better fit.)

    Pretty sure you don’t mean the actual Pandora which is one of Saturn’s smaller moons!

    (See : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandora_(moon) )

    Plus I’ve just learnt there’s an asteroid 55 Pandora too. Hmm .. didn’t think asteroids and moons were supposed to share names like that!