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Euglenoids are solitary cells that have characteristics of both animals (movement and ingestion of nourishment) and plants (chloroplasts). The red pigment helps protect the cells from light that is too intense and then makes the water look red.
Pond in local nature reserve
The red euglena can turn green as well and then it may look as if it is no longer in the pond. It can be an indicator of organic pollution.