Exploring the sea at the dining table Episode 2

Hi Foldscopers, My marine biodiversity exploration at home continues! Isn’t it pretty? This is fish scale of Sebastiscus marmoratus, commonly called Marbled rockfish. In Japanese, it’s called Kasago かさご, but I learned that in the local dialect it’s also called Arakabu あらかぶ. So many names!

What is this critter in the neighborhood urban creek?

Hello Foldscopers! It is cold outside where I am, but if it is a nice sunny day, I like to go for a walk and explore the creeks in my neighborhood. I love creeks. There is something about following the movement of water that calms me down. But if you live in an urban area…

Exploring the sea…at the dining table

Hi there Foldscopers, Hello from Japan! Manu asked me to explore planktons while I’m in Japan visiting family, and I even made my own plankton net a few weekends ago (more on this another day). But I’m finding that the ocean is not as accessible as I had imagined. Why? It’s because the coastline is…

Commuting through the Microcosmos Ep.1

Hello Foldscopers! Do you take the bus or train to school/work/play? If you do, then what do you do to entertain yourself during your commute, especially when you’re traveling solo? I take the public transportation to get around. Which means I have these pockets of time when I just stand and wait for my bus,…