Exploring the sea at the dining table Episode 2

Hi Foldscopers,

My marine biodiversity exploration at home continues!

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!

 

This is what the fish looked like on the dinner table

 

 

 

Before                                                                                                 After

 

I saved this piece from the dinner plate, mounted dry on a blank slide, and placed a PVC reusable coverslip over it. And the micrographs above were captured with iPhone 6

 

Happy Foldscoping,

Honomi

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