The jewels of the sea!
Phycologists rejoice with our tribute to the tiny diatom! Discovered in the late 1700s (but older than the dinosaurs), these water-loving micrometer-sized critters number in the trillions, and produce about 20% of the world’s oxygen. They’ve proven their use in the fields of paleontology, nanotechnology, forensics, and even art: during the Victorian era, artists would arrange these jewel-like cells into beautiful patterns using a microscope. Let everyone witness their beauty when they cover your own membrane!