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    • Bacillariophyta
  • English
    • Diatoms
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    • 珪藻門
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    • Diatomeas

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Recent observations

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samyrabryan

Date

January 29, 2016 10:17 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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codyhough

Date

May 4, 2010

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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boconnor

Date

October 5, 2015

Description

Diatoms were found on the Bay System, during the plankton tow of the RV Katy Field trip.

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

Observer

alexiaavila1

Date

October 15, 2015

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Square

What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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swampy

Date

November 8, 2015

Description

From a water sample from a beaver dam.

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

Observer

sarka

Date

November 1, 2015

Description

Marine

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

Observer

sarka

Date

November 1, 2015

Description

Marine, estuary.

Paddles in this configuration, Never seen this in literature.

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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willbmisled

Date

September 8, 2015

Description

Photos contributed by Stephanie Thornton

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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willbmisled

Date

August 10, 2015 10:56 AM EDT

Description

Photos contributed by Linda Schier

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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damontighe

Date

September 22, 2015 01:32 PM PDT

Description

Lake Merritt is a tidal estuary and has brackish waters

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

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damontighe

Date

September 22, 2015 01:32 PM PDT

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What

Diatoms Phylum Bacillariophyta

Observer

damontighe

Date

September 22, 2015 01:32 PM PDT

Description

Lake Merritt is a tidal estuary and has brackish waters

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Description from Wikipedia

Diatoms are a major group of algae, and are among the most common types of phytoplankton. Most diatoms are unicellular, although they can exist as colonies in the shape of filaments or ribbons (e.g. Fragilaria), fans (e.g. Meridion), zigzags (e.g. Tabellaria), or stars (e.g. Asterionella). Diatoms are producers within the food chain. A unique feature of diatom cells is that they are enclosed within a cell wall made of silica (hydrated silicon dioxide) called a frustule....

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