Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Bryozoan

Another Bryozoan, originally uploaded by klmonty.

You know how it is when you first become aware of something new? Like noticing an actress and then seeing her in a film you've seen before, but had a lesser awareness previously. Or, hearing about a person, idea or concept and then hearing about it over and over in a short span of time. Or, seeing a colony of Pectinella magnifica in a lake and then noticing a similar colony in another lake. After documenting my encounter with bryozoans at Table Rock Lake, I saw another bryozoan colony, or what remained of it at Kentucky Lake. Eerie. If I had not seen the gelatinous masses on the shore, I would have walked right by this one.

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Karen Montgomery is the author of Gomeric Hill. The opinions expressed herein are mine and not necessarily those of my employer.