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Filter Feeding for Fun and Profit

The odd-looking creatures in today’s photo are known as tunicates, an exclusively marine group of animals that take many forms.

Continental Divide

A continental divide is boundary or ridge that separates a continent’s river systems. River systems on opposite sides of the divide will feed into a distinct ocean basin or sea. Every continent on Earth, except Antarctica, has a continental divide, and sometimes more than one.

A Plant with Taste

Lemonade berry (Rhus intergrifolia) is an endemic plant species in the California Floristic Province. It gets its common name from the sharp, tart taste of its berries. Native American people used the berries and leaves in several ways. One included soaking the berries in water to create a tart beverage.