Mesmerising beauty of the microbial world revealed by Instagramming scientist

Mail Online | 3/8/2019 | Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
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One microbiologist is using the world of social media to draw attention to the mysterious world of microbes.

Hunter Hines has 60,000 followers on his @microbialecology Instagram account, where he regularly shares images and videos of microscopic organisms.

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The PhD student now has more than 60,000 followers and records the tiny organisms at a magnification of between 40 and 1,000 times.

Single-celled ciliates are a popular feature for the Bournemouth University postgraduate student, along with micro-animals like worms and tardigrades (known as water bears).

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Tardigrades are considered to be one of the hardiest organism in the world and can survive the most extreme conditions.

Mr Hines said: 'The videos and photos on my Instagram show these awesome creatures in their natural state as they are behave and move, rather than just drawings from a textbook.'

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Hunter is currently studying for his PhD at Bournemouth University, conducting research in Florida...
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