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Diego Otero & Solimar Pinto
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
IRG 1. Advisor: Dr. Cuevas


Draco’s Lozenge, Cassiopeia, Camelopardis, Lacerta, Triangulum and the Little Dipper are some of the constellations that were formed by the E. coli colonies that grew in two different petrifilms. These colonies were found in flooded water in Ciénaga las Cucharillas. Put together, these images give the illusion of a person stargazing with binoculars.

 Technique use: Collage and image editing

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E. coli and coliforms colonies found in flooded water from Ciénaga las Cucharillas an urban-coastal wetland in Cataño, Puerto Rico. E. coli colonies are colored blue and coliform colonies are colored red.