Trichodesmium (trike-owe-des-me-um) bundle. This is a filamentous blue green alga, which can occur in abundances which discolour the water. Not known to produce toxins, but abundances may be high enough to disturb the supply of oxygen to other organisms. This is a dense cluster of filaments. Dark ground image by Dave Caron. This is one of a collection of images assembled by Dave Caron (University of Southern California, Los Angeles). Image copyright: image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Marine planktonic amoebae and other protists
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