Tag:Ecology

Donut-shaped mutant Marguerite daisy: Fasciation

No, it is not Fukushima. Yes, it is a mutation. This is a curious case of fasciation. It is rare, but not unusual for Marguerite daisies. According to Wikipedia: Fasciation, is a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the apical meristem (growing tip), which normally is concentrated around a single point and produces approximately cylindrical tissue, instead becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested (or “cristate”), or elaborately contorted, […]

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Barrel of oil found in Elafonisi, Crete (Greece)

It is not uncommon for some ships to dump garbage into the sea or clean dirty tanks when they are distant from shore. Sea currents, or storms or tides end up dragging the content to the beaches, making the location of the polluter almost impossible. Other times they argue that they “lost” the load in bad weather. Ironically this happened the day before Earth Day, April 21, 2006 at Elafonisi Beach: “The Amazing Pink Beach Of Crete”. The island is […]

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