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2 0 Hedgehog Mushroom

Hedgehog Mushroom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Pale peach cap, white toothed underside. The stipes seemed to have little ...

0 0 Centric Diatom

Centric Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Rectangular-shaped diatom with a spike at each end and this round structure ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

I believe this could be a chain/colony of phytoplankton. The shape is more like ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Navicula? Nitzschia? I think in any case it is likely a marine diatom (algae). ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Long, thin algae with pointed tips forming chains in some cases, but many of ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Less common than some of the other algae species we observed under the ...

0 0 Pennate Diatom

Pennate Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Thin diatoms that have pointed tips and instead of a straight overlap, they ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Chains of cells with rounded, capsule-shaped structures in each cell. I think ...

0 0 Dinoflagellate

Dinoflagellate

by MachiAlaska, USA

I think this may be a side view or a different species from my other spotting ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

Not really sure what this is.. My best guess is some sort of crustacean or ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Members of this genus were the most common plankton in this sample. These ones ...

1 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Coscinodiscus? It was the only one like it that I observed in this sample that ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This chain of diatoms looked different than some of the others I saw, as the ...

0 0 Crab Zoea

Crab Zoea

by MachiAlaska, USA

This zoea had a little spike on the top of its head, or a rostrum. With the ...

3 1 Dinoflagellate

Dinoflagellate

by MachiAlaska, USA

These are really interesting as they can photosynthesize and they can also move ...

2 0 Marine Copepod

Marine Copepod

by MachiAlaska, USA

There were quite a few copepods in this seawater sample. I believe this is a ...

3 0 Radiolarian Skeleton

Radiolarian Skeleton

by MachiAlaska, USA

Though it was just a skeleton, it was one of the more interesting finds in this ...

0 0 Spotting

Spotting

by MachiAlaska, USA

If I did not see it moving, I would not have even thought this was a living ...

5 2 Plankton

Plankton

by MachiAlaska, USA

Ciliate? I'm not really sure what this is. We saw a couple of them bouncing ...

0 0 Salp

Salp

by MachiAlaska, USA

It was pulsing as we observed it, and wanted to jet around. They get around by ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This chain had at least a dozen individuals on it. This one had very distinct ...

0 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

This was just two diatoms starting a small chain. There are two in the first ...

3 0 Marine Diatoms

Marine Diatoms

by MachiAlaska, USA

Chaetoceros was the most abundant genus represented in this sample, and is one ...

0 0 Marine Diatom

Marine Diatom

by MachiAlaska, USA

Solitary, circle-shaped diatom with lots of little speckles in it that I ...

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