What kind of algae is this?

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pwnell
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What kind of algae is this?

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Found it in a freshwater pond, and this is about 400x magnification and a crop of the original photo. They are very motile, spinning around in the water sometimes at great speed. Is it Crucigenia spp?
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Chris_M
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Post by Chris_M »

It's Synura, golden colonial algae.
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Post by pwnell »

Yep a quick google search shows that that seems to be a much better match. Thanks!

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