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Recent observations

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Square

Observer

sarka

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Or Synedra?

Freshwater lake, edge of lake, to 6" of surface. Pristine lake waters/rural/forest... Taken from area of Lilly pads.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarka

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Freshwater lake, edge of lake, to 6" of surface. Pristine lake waters/rural/forest... Taken from area of Lilly pads.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarka

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

Freshwater lake, edge of lake, to 6" of surface. Pristine lake waters/rural/forest... Taken from area of Lilly pads.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarka

Date

July 30, 2015

Description

Taken from the Surfline in a shallow bay.

Image taken using phase contrast scope.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sarka

Date

July 30, 2015

Description

Taken from the Surfline in a shallow bay.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

karolina

Date

July 30, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

karolina

Date

July 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

karolina

Date

July 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 25, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 25, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

Description

Stacks of thin plates that would coil into a block and spring forward into a line of single plates. Very very active

Photos / Sounds

Observer

damontighe

Date

July 25, 2015 11:04 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

karolina

Date

July 25, 2015 12:00 PM EDT
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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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