One cubic foot of sea – in pictures

Photographer David Liittschwager captures the amazing range of our world’s biodiversity by placing a cube in different habitats and recording whatever moves through it.

In the pictures below, Liittschwager placed his frame on the Temae Reef off the Pacific island of Moorea.

The Temae Reef off the Pacific island of Moorea

The Temae Reef off the Pacific island of Moorea
Photograph: David Liittschwager.

 

A selection of the creatures documented from the Temae Reef.

A selection of the creatures documented from the Temae Reef. The 392 creatures pictured here include species of fish, crabs, worms, shrimp, algae, snails, and other marine invertebrates. Location: Temae Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia.
Photograph: David Liittschwager.

post-larval octopus

A post-larval octopus, Octopus sp. Measuring 1.1 cm across. Location: Temae Reef, Moorea, French Polynesia.
Photograph: David Liittschwager.

 
Source: The Observer, 10th November 2012
 

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