a marine diatom

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Franz Neidl
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a marine diatom

Post by Franz Neidl »

This is Bacillariaria paxillifer (syn. paradoxa) - a very characteristic marine diatom. Each cell is sliding rapidly up and down along its neighbours (and therefore they are difficult to photograph, because they are almost never quiet).



Ernst Hippe
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Post by Ernst Hippe »

Hallo Franz,
very nice picture! I found these also in sweet water. If you have seen them moving, you will never forget it.

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