This protist was found in the pond water on the Louisa County High School campus. We used the microscope to see the protist better.
This protist was found in some pond water samples from the pond at our high school. This photo was taken through a microscope. It is green with pointed edges.
The algae was found in the pond water samples. There were at least five of these observed on every slide.
This protist was found in a water sample taken from a pond on 5/20/16. It has a green pigment with an oval shape.
This algae was found in a water sample taken from a pond behind Louisa County High School. It was found by multiple other students.
I found this organism in the water of a pond at my high school. It had pointed spikes coming out of all sides when I looked at it under a microscope. It gets darker the closer you look to the center of the organism. This photo was taken under a microscope. Photos taken by Kevin Morris.
The desmid (algae) was found in a sample of gunky pond water. It moved a tiny bit but mainly remained stationary. The class found many of these.
This algae was found in a sample of pond water. This picture was taken under a microscope.
It was found in a sample of lake water. It was bright green and at first I though it was in cell division.
This algae was discovered by another student and was first found in a freshwater pond sample at Louisa County High School. It was green in pigment and round in shape.
This algae looks like a star, and was found in the pond behind Louisa County High School.
This green and plant like protist was found in a sample of water that was taken from a pond behind the school. At first glance, it appears to be a cell that is undergoing mitosis, however, it is not and that is just its natural shape. I believe the correct identification for this protist is Cosmarium circulare, however, this identifcation does not appear when searched in the iNaturalist database.
The Charophyta are a division of green algae, that includes the closest relatives of the embryophyte plants. In some groups, such as conjugating green algae, flagellate cells do not occur. The latter group does engage in sexual reproduction, and motility does not involve flagella, since they are totally lacking. Flagellate cells in the form of sperm are found in stoneworts (Charales) and Coleochaetales.