Christmas Jellyfish

Meet Ernst Haeckel, A German biologist, philosopher and artist. He coined many words commonly used by biologists today, such as phylumphylogeny, and ecology. Haeckel also stated that “politics is applied biology”, a quote used by Nazi propagandists.

Haeckel was a zoologist, an accomplished artist and illustrator, and later a professor of comparative anatomy. Although Haeckel’s ideas are very important to the history of evolutionary theory, anatomy, zoology and biology in general, i am inviting you today to look at his drawings which illustrated his publications. I believe there is some festive touch in those protozoa and jellyfish!

 

420px-Haeckel_Actiniae

 

429px-Haeckel_Muscinae

 

 

427px-Haeckel_Chaetopoda

 

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428px-Haeckel_Hepaticae

 

Haeckel_Discoidea

 

 

600px-Aeginura_grimaldii_by_Haeckel

 

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