|Radiolarians! A colored SEM image. Photo by John Cravens|
First some phytoplankton from the Southern Ocean (Antarctica and thereabouts) from Robert Johnson! Actual size of most of these is probably VERY small on the order of mm or less..
I believe these are diatoms called Chaetoceros
More on its biology here.
Image: Ian McMillan, Cardiff University.
|Another foraminifera: Halkyardia minima. Image by Ian McMillan, Cardiff University.|
|Image by Sea Surface OA cruises. |
Scanning electron microscope of Emiliania huxleyi: coccospheres and loose coccoliths from a bloom in the South Atlantic.
|Image by Jessica Matheson|
Happy Holidays! Echinoblog is off next week !
(thanks to Chris Taylor and Rhi L. for corrections!)