Green Algae

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One day at a local wildlife refuge I was hiking and found this marvellous patch of green algae. Algae are simple plants ranging from microscopic (micro-algae) to large seaweeds (macro-algae). They provide the foundation for the aquatic food chain supporting the fisheries in the ocean and rivers and produce 70% of the air we breathe.

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New Year’s Day

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People are rolling sushi at a Japanese-American New Year’s day celebration. New Year’s day is when family and friends come together to welcome another year. 1-1-2016.