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At some point in our float down the Clarion, I noticed these bugs that were swimming on the surface of the water. My younger son called tham skitters but a more careful google search revealed that they are whirligig beetles.

According to Wikipedia, "whirligig beetles are a family (Gyrinidae) of water beetles that usually swim on the surface of the water if undisturbed, though they swim underwater when threatened. They get their common name from their habit of swimming rapidly in circles when alarmed, and are also notable for their divided eyes which are believed to enable them to see both above and below water."

The workshop photo "Tube Reflection with Whirligig Beetle" has another one of these beetles swimming in more "colorful" water, while "Skitters" shows actual skitters.

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Exif Data:
Make: NIKON
Model: COOLPIX AW100
Software: Adobe Photoshop 21.2 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/250
F-Stop: f/4.8
ISO Speed Ratings: 180
Focal Length: 25 mm
Date Taken: 2020-07-06 12:34
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1167 k

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