🔥 Indian scientist Felix Bast discovers a new species of algae off the coast of the Andaman archipelago. And it’s already threatened because of habitat destruction. It belongs to the genus “Acetabularia” and so it is single-celled. Yup, each umbrella is one ginormous cell.
[ID: The algae is made of many ridged umbrella shapes sprouting up from a rock. /End ID]
Gold Fireflies Dance Through Japanese Enchanted Forest
An array of photographers captured these stunning images of gold fireflies during Japan’s rainy season in June and July. A dazzling long-exposure effort, the fireflies resemble a chimerical glittery effect only seen by fairies in enchanted forests.