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2 items tagged “nudibranchs”


Develop Your Naturalist Superpowers with Observable Notebooks and iNaturalist (via) Natalie’s article for this year’s 24 ways advent calendar shows how you can use Observable notebooks to quickly build interactive visualizations against web APIs. She uses the iNaturalist API to show species of Nudibranchs that you might see in a given month, plus a Vega-powered graph of sightings over the course of the year. This really inspired me to think harder about how I can use Observable to solve some of my API debugging needs, and I’ve already spun up a couple of private Notebooks to exercise new APIs that I’m building at work. It’s a huge productivity boost. # 18th December 2018, 10:39 pm

Bowiebranchia. I spent the weekend learning about Nudibranchs, which are beautiful sea slugs (common on the coast of California) which are definitely best explained by their resemblance to different eras of David Bowie. # 16th July 2018, 1:35 am