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?
Salinity 32. Temp 76.1 f, incoming tide
A bloom or Ceratium phytoplankton
Bioluminescent plankton at rodeo beach. Glows green when you disturb wet sand. Youth all night Bioblitz #projectwise #iyel #utb #crissyfieldcenter
Bioluminescent plankton on rodeo beach. Glowed green in sand. Youth all night Bioblitz #projectwise #iyel #utb #crissyfieldcenter
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...