Sunday, 29 December 2013

See The Tiny Carnivorous Monster That Just Won Olympus's Micro Photo Prize - "Humped bladderwort" may sound like something from the imagination of J.K. Rowling, but in fact, it's a real aquatic plant, found on all continents except Antarctica. It's also carnivorous--which makes it that much more Potteresque. A hapless microinvertebrate floating by the plant's miniature leaves could easily end up as bladder breakfast. Today, the bladderwort is about to grab the stage from its more popular insect-eating flora.

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