Salinity 24, water temp 56.8. Several days prior there was a very large amount of rain. Thus causing low salinity from all the run off...
Marine water temp 57f.
Two little spines/legs can be seen. Could not get a better view of the plates.
I have never seen this before! Is this guy splitting in half? Why are there two in a sheath???
Marine water at 57f.
Freshwater. Ph 8.1. Air temp 76 f
There was a bloom of these in today's water sample.
Was 'abundant' during this time.
I believe this is species macroceros.
Sampled at outgoing tide, sunny, water 71f.
See the specimen at right.
Outgoing tide, sunny, water 71f.
What species is this? Possibly sp. hircus
Salinity 32. Temp 76.1 f, incoming tide
A bloom or Ceratium phytoplankton
The dinoflagellates (Greek δῖνος dinos "whirling" and Latin flagellum "whip, scourge") are a large group of flagellate protists. Most are marine plankton, but they are common in fresh water habitats as well. Their populations are distributed depending on temperature, salinity, or depth. Many dinoflagellates are known to be photosynthetic, but a large fraction of these are in fact mixotrophic, combining photosynthesis with ingestion of prey, (phagotrophy). In terms of number of species, dinoflagellates form one of...