A more eloquent version of the pet rock, the Ecosphere is, more or less, an aquarium without the fish. Meet the world’s first miniature world inside glass. Within the globe is a self-sustaining eco-system, where tiny shrimp you can’t see feed on algae, who in turn feed on sunlight. But being a low-maintance pet is not the Ecoshere’s goal. The website states thattheir “primary goal is education. We feel fortunate that we can expose all ages to an ecosystem that is decorative, entertaining, and educational.”?
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