Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Terrestrial Reef:  Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth and I was drawn by analogy to this here.  Windblown spores of algae, lichens, and moulds have accumulated on an abandoned jeep over a period of many years. These have germinated over time to establish their own complex ecology so that the jeep has become a terrestrial reef made up of microbiological life. The feeding trails of snails  can also be seen so already this flourishing ecology is capable of supporting more complex forms of life, as is the case with its marine counterpart.

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