These organisms mainly invade the cells of saltwater and freshwater invertebrates such as oysters, mussels, abalone and crabs. Infestations are worst in the more intensively farmed situations and can result in considerable death and destruction.
The whole cell is approximately 5 micrometres wide (1 micrometre is one thousandth of a millimetre).
Image: Ian Kaplin
I made the connection with colonisation in this image. As one cell (entity) is being attacked by another. I wanted to create an image that displayed the versatility, agility and survival of different Aboriginal groups within a larger context. There is immense beauty in survival.
Artist: Bronwyn Bancroft