Carlos Fraguela’s Diary

Cuba’s Extraordinary Sea Spiders

When they walk across the bottom of the fish tank, they do so very slowly. Sometimes, however, they let the currents move them and make swimming movements that are very funny. They move stealthily among seaweeds in search of planktonic preys or sweep the sea bottom in search of any organic matter they can eat. (6 photos)

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The Living Treasures of my Aquarium

Few people in Cuba have the privilege (or the time) to enjoy something as fascinating as the marine world in their own homes. Though it isn’t exactly easy, setting up an aquarium is far from impossible, and the resources I invest into my fish-tanks seem trifles to me when I set them against the pleasures of observing nature in the comfort of my own home. (8 photos)

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Comb Jellies Colonize My Fish Tank

More than a year ago, I took on the challenge of building an aquarium at home. This has brought me no few surprises and many “discoveries” about the animal world. I’d been observing and photographing small organisms without considerable difficulties until a micro-predator was introduced into my fish tank. (8 photos)

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