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Chains of cells with rounded, capsule-shaped structures in each cell. I think each rounded capsule is actually inside a more rectangular shape, as you can slightly see where the two individuals are joined in the second photo. I believe this is likely another phytoplankton


A marine biologist on board skimmed some plankton using really fine mesh nets and we took a drop from that sample and placed it under a microscope. The sample was skimmed in Izhut Bay just off Afognak Island in somewhat shallow water (less than 200 feet).

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 58.22, Long: -152.25

Spotted on Sep 19, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019

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