salt water "spinner"... ID needed

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Charles Krebs
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salt water "spinner"... ID needed

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From a marine sample. This small creature was spinning rapidly like a top. (I'm actually surprised how well the electronic flash "froze" the motion... it was literally a blur in the eyepieces). The circular body measures 135 micron in diameter.

Olympus BHS, 40/0.95 S Plan Apo, 1.67 NFK photoeyepiece, DIC illumination, Canon DSLR, Electronic flash.
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Olympus BHS, 40/0.95 S Plan Apo, 1.67 NFK photoeyepiece, DIC illumination, Canon DSLR, Electronic flash.
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Post by discomorphella »

Wow. Whatever it is, its spectacular. Where did you find it? I suppose this means I have to bring my plankton net to the Sound. That's the easy part. Dragging the orthoplan to Puget Sound is a bit harder....
Great shot.

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Where did you find it?
Plankton net... right here:

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It's very beautiful! :D

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