Marine water flea during one of the lowest tides of the year.
The picture isn't great but the naturalist from the Yosemite Park said it was a fairy shrimp.
Freshwater lake, edge of lake, to 6" of surface. Pristine lake waters/rural/forest...
Possibly Pleopis or Podon.
An endemic White Mountains population. My first true vernal pool.
From past files .
En una charca artificial, cultivada para alimento de peces.
Everywhere I looked in the water today there were many thousands of these little critters.
As long as there was a bit of current.
They seemed to prefer the lower third of the water column.
In places there was also several Waterboatmen in attendance.
Whether feeding or just in the area I don't know.
Size varied from less than a mm to 3 or so mm.
En una salina.
With USFWS and CDFW permits performing mitigation site monitoring
With USFWS permits performing mitigation site monitoring
We were studying these guys along with planaria today. These photos were taken under the microscope. The first one is taken with flash while the second one was taken without.