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Subject: APK0006lbj

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    It almost looks like a teensy thimble & tail, almost center, left. Am I seeing ghosts?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Oh, well spotted! It actually isn't a thimble but a #Cydippid! Cute 😃

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  • Quia by Quia

    I don't want to even think about how many little critters that tiny I've missed. Most times they're too small and blurry.

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    indeed! but I look at the cup as half full and full of good intentions!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @Ksloots Not sure about the meaning of your words. Please, could you explain it to me?😃

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    I worry about all the things I miss too, or mislabel, but as there are more people assessing the photos, I think that even if I miss out

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    on something, together we will be able to 'fill the cup'.

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    I think I'm anxious at not being a scientist, I'm an artist by profession, and it's hard for me to know when I'm ok as a citizenscientist.

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    But maybe I was interpreting # Quia wrongly?

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  • Quia by Quia

    You got it @Ksloots, and you're right, it's the 'best effort' that counts, and learning as you go along to be as informed as possible! 😃

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  • Quia by Quia

    @yshish, it was a mixed metaphor, 'see the cup as half full' is a metaphor, seeing 'half full' is optimistic, 'half empty' is pessimistic,

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  • Quia by Quia

    and we have 'half filled the cup' with our well intentioned classifications. Metaphors are almost as complex as plankton!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Haha, OK. Thanks for explaining. I thought it could mean something like that 😃 I am really bad at metaphors!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @Ksloots Don't feel bad that you don't recognize them all. They can be very tricky. I didn't recognize them too when I came here since we

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    even haven't got a sea at my country.]

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    @yshish @quia I'm still amazed at how different this sea is from the one here, 'my'sea was no help, more of a hindrance.

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    But I've gotten over that now.
    And as you now know, I'm bad at metaphors too.

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    But I'm always talking to the screen, asking the things I see if they are blobs or animals etc. I think it's hard to be a amateur scientist.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    But I think you do pretty well with the identification!

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  • Ksloots by Ksloots

    Thanks! Big smile!!

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