Above image of Leptopsammia pruvoti, the sunset cup coral, © Mike Markey. Other images, © PMNHS.
Porcupine MNHS Twitter FeedFollowers: 1330Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 2:27pm
Please take a look at the <Wardie #Biodiversity Watch_27.05.2020> album of pics from my #rockpooling today via this link 🔎. My wee #microscope packed up as I dropped my phone in a rockpool - oops! Lucky it survived, but I only managed a few #micro pics. 🔬 https://t.co/WdMEsldsDu https://t.co/OAmdxkM4MYSaturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 4:38am
@FishGuyKai Brisingid Sea stars! The type genus Brisinga, named for the Norse "Brisingamen" an amulet owned by Freya, the Queen goddess tossed into the abyssal ocean by Loki, god of mischief! All the names in this group follow Norse myth themes #MythologyInTaxonomy https://t.co/cSm4TufCj8 https://t.co/6vipEtnGhuSaturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 4:30am
A favourite #MythologyInTaxonomy of mine is the seastar genus Brisinga, named for the necklace Brisingamen, wrought by the dwarves for the goddess Freyja, and hidden in the ocean by Loki. Described by Asbjørnsen, who was also one of the Norwegian fairy tale collectors. @echinoblog https://t.co/dsnKbnnOO3 https://t.co/eNXe8YGpVo