Picture of small pool, many individuals in small pool on granite outcrop. Keyed to genus using Thorp and Covich.
The "Lago di Pilato" is a lake in a deep u-shaped valley below Monte Vettore, a mountain in the Italian Central Apennines.
There are two basins that sometimes are connected. When I took the picture, in June 2007, the two basins were not connected.
The two basins were connected in June 2009 (?), see this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/33434902@N04/3624776024/ by Fabrizio Di Meo.
A plate I created for David Paton's tome on the Coorong and Lower Lakes "At the End of the River". The reality is that what happens upstream has a direct impact upon these critters at the end of the Murray Darling river basin. As most of us go about our daily routine consuming food and waters form the river system spare a though for the impact downstream… most of us don’t even know these critters exists or what they do… in fact scientists are still trying to answer these questions… interested? Find a copy of “At the End of the River” and add a slice of reality to your world. Enjoy the images! http://atfpress.com/atf-press/at-the-end-of-the-river.html The images were taken with a modified Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 coupled with an Olympus dissecting microscope. Multiple depths of field were combined using Helicon Focus and post production was completed in Photoshop CS2.
Anostraca is one of the four orders of crustaceans in the class Branchiopoda; its members are also known as fairy shrimp. They are usually 6–25 mm (0.24–0.98 in) long (exceptionally up to 170 mm or 6.7 in). Most species have 20 body segments, bearing 11 pairs of leaf-like phyllopodia (swimming legs), and the body lacks a carapace. They live in vernal pools and hypersaline lakes across the world, including pools in deserts, in ice-covered mountain lakes and in Antarctica. They...