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One Cubic Foot Of Life (PHOTOS): More Than One Thousand Organisms Found In Small Spaces

First Posted: 03/28/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

Special from National Geographic by Edward O. Wilson, photographs by David Liittschwager

"When you thrust a shovel into the soil or tear off a piece of coral, you are, godlike, cutting through an entire world," writes biologist E.O. Wilson in the current issue of National Geographic Magazine. "You have crossed a hidden frontier known to very few."

Read E.O. Wilson's full article.

Check out David Liittschwager's photos of some of the species you can find in a single cubic foot of coral:

Cubic Foot
 
David Liittschwager worked with scientists from the Moorea Biocode Project, a venture to inventory species on and around Moorea.



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