Sunday, October 13, 2013

Diatoms - diamonds under the lens.

Dr  Abe V Rotor
Siliceous skeletons of diatoms as seen under an ordinary microscope 

I dug the earth, roamed the cities,
       consulted De Beers, 
probed the sea, spanned its breadth, 
       conquered fears and tears.

I examined the waters for their shine, 
       the caves' floor and roof,
consulted Jansen and Leeuwenhoek, 
       looking for every proof.

Familiar specimens all in the books,
       by carat they're known,  
'Til through the magic lens I found
       where diamonds are born. 

Photo Credit: Wikipedia 

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