polychaete trochophore, foraminifer, Strombidium, diatoms

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polychaete trochophore, foraminifer, Strombidium, diatoms

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From recently collected alga (low tide) and a quick plankton net drag. Puget Soound, WA.

The first is a polychaete trochophore. This bristle-worm larval stage is planktonic and known as a "trochophore". Very active. Here is a heads on view with electronic flash to stop the action.

Olympus 20/0.70 S Plan Apo. 2.5X NFK. Canon EOS R. DIC.
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I posted a shot of a live foraminfer a week ago. But this one is shot using darkfield and shows the streaming ectoplasm that was not visible in the previous image.

Olympus 20/0.70 S Plan Apo. 2.5X NFK. Canon EOS R. Darkfield.
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Pretty sure this is a Strombidium. Here it has one end resting against the cover slip. At rest like this they make an interesting pattern.

Olympus 60/1.40 S Plan Apo. 2.5X NFK. Canon EOS R. DIC.
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These last three are diatoms from my plankton net. There was a real "bloom" of these diatoms but the slides were a completer jumble, so I looked around and found a few attractive scenes.

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Post by Marek Mis »

Great images ! I especially like the first and the last images.
BTW, I sent an e-mail to you, did you get it ?

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=D> Very nice set.
I like #6 most.
Thanks for sharing.

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Post by WalterD »

Another lovely set and a great find. I like them all.
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He's back ladies and gentlemen! :smt045

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Post by Olympusman »

Very nice stuff, Charles.

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I like them all ...

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Artsy images

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Nice artistic interpretations - nice mix of technique and vision.
RB

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very nice :smt038

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Post by micro_pix »

Lovely set, I especially like foraminfer in darkfield.

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Post by KurtM »

I simply never get tired of Charles Krebs images, and this set is especially delightful. The living forams in particular are absolutely fascinating. The Puget Sound diatoms are always presented so wonderfully. Superb, bravo!
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Post by Charles Krebs »

Thanks for the kind remarks!

For me, looking through a new marine sample is always fascinating and usually presents creatures I've not seen before.

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