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.
High numbers in this closed depressions wetland
Invertebrates swimming in pools of water on top of a large, bare-faced granite dome. Small (larger than a mosquito larva), propelled by numerous cilia.
Captive, not wild.
Ignore the other stuff except for entertainment value - separate observations to follow..
Perdón por la calidad del video, pero, tengo pulso de maraquero
Dafnia acompañada de ostrácodos y diminutos copépodos, se observa también una larva de chironomus, muestra obtenida de una charca temporaria.
Observar video para apreciar los organismos
Close-up photo of head shows the amplexial appendages of a male. The photo of the entire fairy shrimp is a female with eggs.
Calico Tanks with Tadpole Shrimp. Notostraca Triopsidae Triops newberryi.
Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. 6,000 feet. Colorado Plateau. Awesome potholes not too far from the visitor center.