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Backswimmers discovered by Mardon (#10269)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 7, 2018 @ 1:15 PM
Posted on: July 9, 2018 @ 8:02 PM (diff: 2 days)
Comments:
Found in water dipped from a medium sized bog hole.

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By Tclenche on 7/10/2018 6:06:45 PM

amazing creature, fantastic photos.

By Mardon on 7/10/2018 7:01:04 PM

Thanks Thomas. I think it's interesting how the feather-like fringe around its rear half deploys when it's swimming but stows away when it's still. Strange creature that spends most of its life upside down.

By Tclenche on 7/10/2018 9:02:10 PM

it is amazing what nature adapts to. I bed those fringes are useful, either in sensing something, or in drag reduction when the creature is moving

By Tclenche on 7/10/2018 9:03:06 PM

You do such amazing close-up photography of these little creatures!

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