381254822_e4bc8eb0fa_b

by Zoë Pollock

Carl Zimmer got swabbed:

Several species I’ve got, such as Marimonas, have only been found in the ocean before. I am particular baffled that I carry a species called Georgenia. Before me, scientists had only found it living in the soil. In Japan. When I learned this, I emailed Dunn to let him know I’ve never been to Japan. “It has apparently been to you,” he replied.

(Photo by Flickr user aka Quique)