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Centric Diatom

Ditylum sp.

Description:

Rectangular-shaped diatom with a spike at each end and this round structure inside the rectangle at both ends.

Habitat:

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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Machi
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Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 58.21, Long: -152.25

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

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