It’s the little things – diatoms

diatomsSomewhere along the line, in a science class, I was told about Diatoms and how they are used in the paint on the streets to make it more reflective. Every time I see newly painted lines now, I stop and look at the Diatom dust. Kinda amazing me that this was mined from the ocean and now it’s dust in a gutter, on it’s way back to the waters around NYC.

Wikipedia: Diatoms and Chromalveolate


  • Neat!

  • Neat!

  • Mr. S

    Thanks for the photos… we're here in science 8 class on Haida Gwaii and enjoying your photo……… peace out, holmes

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