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hsug1747

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Ιανουάριος 2024

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Shot through the world’s smallest fisheye lens.

2 image stack (handheld) processed with https://focusstackingonline.com , retouched in PS express

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tshahan

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Σεπτέμβριος 2023

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Oklahoma, US (Google, OSM)

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closterium_mysterium

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Ιούλιος 22, 2023 05:10 ΜΜ MSK

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This is an observation of several Hydra specimens taken from a single water sample. All images with 40x and 100x lenses are taken from the same specimen.

A water sample was taken from the shore of lake Istok. The sample was stored at room temperature and observed 6 days after collection.

Video: https://youtu.be/j2zLH1NoOc4

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mhincz

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Νοέμβριος 2023

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Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Collected from freshwater sample, 100x magnification. Identification based on key found here: https://www.caryinstitute.org/sites/default/files/public/reprints/thorp_covich_gastrotrichs_2010.pdf

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kenk

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Νοέμβριος 24, 2023 06:46 ΜΜ PST

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Specimen approximately 2mm. On the shell of a California Mussel (Mytilus californianus). The GIF is at 50% speed.

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kenk

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Νοέμβριος 24, 2023 04:26 ΜΜ PST

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closterium_mysterium

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Ιούλιος 23, 2023 09:30 ΠΜ MSK

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Fig. 1-3: Valve view
Fig. 4-6: Girdle view
GIF and Fig. 7-9: A few images as the diatom rotates

A water sample was taken from the bank of the Vuoksi River. The sample was stored at room temperature and observed one day after collection.

Video: https://youtu.be/n7HxWvJmyp4

Observation of Entomoneis ornata https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/192091414

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taroman

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Νοέμβριος 2023

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North Carolina, US (Google, OSM)

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ariellopezpics

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Σεπτέμβριος 15, 2023 10:10 ΠΜ CST

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Πρασινοκέφαλη Πάπια (Anas platyrhynchos)

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fernsibley

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Ιούλιος 21, 2023 08:13 ΠΜ PDT

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Female turning into a male.

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tshahan

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Ιούλιος 2023

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Oklahoma, US (Google, OSM)

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chalon9

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Μάρτιος 10, 2023 02:50 ΜΜ PST

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george_seagull

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Ιούλιος 11, 2023 10:13 ΠΜ AEST

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Part of a large group feeding in the canopy. Macedon.

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trickman

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Ιούνιος 11, 2023 06:46 ΜΜ PDT

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Ασπροπάρης (Neophron percnopterus)

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vyacheslavluzanov

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Μάιος 2023

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Dagestan, RU (Google, OSM)

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Οικιακό Περιστέρι (Columba livia var. domestica)

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veronica867

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Μάιος 1, 2023 05:41 ΜΜ -04

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viktor_parkhomenko

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Απρίλιος 30, 2022 11:53 ΠΜ EEST

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Μεξικάνικος Νυχτονόμος (Tadarida brasiliensis)

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dave_pg

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Οκτώβριος 13, 2022 01:06 ΠΜ PDT

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Penngrove, CA, USA (Google, OSM)

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Moon at upper left. Cropped one second exposure with low intensity flash every 20 milliseconds, 52mm, f2.8, ISO 1000. Distance 30-40 feet.

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jaygilliam

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Μάιος 29, 2022 12:36 ΜΜ CDT

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mourad-harzallah

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Δεκέμβριος 29, 2021 08:03 ΠΜ CET

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flossiepip

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Φεβρουάριος 21, 2022 11:13 ΠΜ NZDT

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Kaeo, New Zealand (Google, OSM)

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heychels

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Απρίλιος 29, 2020 08:43 ΜΜ EDT

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natureenthusiast05

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Φεβρουάριος 6, 2023 08:50 ΠΜ CST

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flossiepip

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Φεβρουάριος 5, 2022 11:27 ΠΜ NZDT

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Kaeo, New Zealand (Google, OSM)

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ozgurkocak

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Μάιος 3, 2019 11:45 ΠΜ +03

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danharville

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Ιανουάριος 2016

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Λείπει Η Τοποθεσία

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standroid

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Ιανουάριος 10, 2023 12:27 ΜΜ MST

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Οικόσιτη Κότα (Gallus gallus var. domesticus)

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djlavor

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Δεκέμβριος 2022

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Λείπει Η Τοποθεσία

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Feral chicken. This species is native to southeast Asia but has feral populations throughout Guam.

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tgrant999

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Αύγουστος 21, 2022 10:51 ΠΜ CDT

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tgrant999

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Πούμα (Puma concolor)

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billhubick

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Ιανουάριος 2021

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California, US (Google, OSM)

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I was listening for owls not too long after dusk. The temperature was in the 50s and the half moon shone brightly. Owls had been vocal. Standing in the dark, I heard a very loud, unfamiliar call that I thought must be either Great Horned or Spotted Owl. It called again, nearby and more intensely. I found myself getting in my car quickly without quite knowing why - it was an involuntary response faster than my brain consciously moved on to IDs like this one. But my brain did get there as I found myself rolling up the window in addition to closing the door, leaving just enough room to record. It was too loud and intense. The sounds moved very quickly from roughly behind my car to in front of my car. When I turned on the car and drove slowly forward, I quickly spotted these two individuals (presumably immature), which I somehow half expected I would see up the road. They were occasionally responding to other calls from the woods (presumably their mother). Photo taken by headlights at 12800 ISO.

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tonyernst

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Σεπτέμβριος 2, 2007 10:26 ΠΜ PDT

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george_seagull

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Νοέμβριος 30, 2022 12:23 ΜΜ AEDT

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Antonio Park, Mitcham.

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lamawebber

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Μάρτιος 7, 2021 10:47 ΠΜ PST

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Thalassiosira pacifica Gran & Angst, 1931

Phylum: Bacillariophycophyta, Subphylum: Bacillariophytina, Class: Mediophyceae, Order: Thalassiosirales, Family: Thalassiosiraceae.

SEM images of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pacifica Gran & Angst, 1931.

Girdle view: Cells 16.1-28.8 µm (7.0–55.0) µm in diameter. GI = n = 3.
Cells rectangular with rounded low mantle. Valve face flat or slightly concave. Connecting thread about as long as the pervalvar axis.
Valve view:
Loculate areolae in linear (straight), eccentric or fasciculate patterns (curved) rows depending on the diameter of the cell. Central process (A.) adjacent to a central areola (annulus) (B.). Valve face areolae (C.) 10-19 in µm (Hasle and Syvertsen 1996, Li et al. 2014). GI = 14-16 in 10 µm. 20 to 28 areolae in 10 µm (Hoppenrath et al. 2007, not so). Valve face covered by tiny siliceous granules (D.) (Hoppenrath et al. 2007). Marginal strutted processes (MSPs) with relatively long and coarse external tubes. GI specimens have a bulbous and coarse flared tip. MSPs 4-7 in 10 µm. GI = 6. Separation between MSPs = 1 µm (GI) Mantle areolae smaller than those on valve face. The height of mantle is about 2–3 areolae (Li et al. 2014). Labiate process positioned as for a marginal strutted process, slightly inside the marginal ring. Labiate process slightly larger than the marginal strutted processes.Valve margin ribbed.
Notes: Mantle areolae smaller than those on valve face. Valve margin ribbed. Distinguished from T. angulata by the ribbed margin and the more closely spaced marginal processes with shorter
external tubes and the location of the labiate process. (Hasle and Syvertsen 1996:37, Mahood et al. 1986, Hoppenrath et al. 2007, Li et al. 2013. (Hoppenrath et al. 2007 –Fig. 45-46, scale bar = 10 µm)

Methods:

A distal section of the eelgrass Zostera marina was heated and digested in 95-99C sulfuric acid, rinsed in distilled water and further cleaned or organics with 30% hydrogen peroxide and with further rinsing, brought to a pH of 6.5. Pipetted and syringed with further washes of sterile distilled and deionized water using a Swinnex filter holder onto 12 mm Teflon 0.2 µm filters and attached to 13 mm SEM stub with double sided tape. Imaging with a Hitachi s4800 SEM at the AMF at UVIC. Thank you Ron Read for taking the SEM images and Elaine Humphrey for SEM support at University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Adjusted in Photoshop.

References:

Cupp, E. E. 1943. Marine Plankton Diatoms of the West Coast of North America. University of California Press. Berkeley, California.

Gran, H.H. and Angst, E.C. (1931). Planktonic Diatoms of Puget Sound. Seattle, University Press. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.31822010334225&view=1up&seq=3

Hoppenrath, M., Beszteri, B., Drebes, G., Halliger, H., Van Beusekom, J.E.E. , Janisch, S. and Wiltshire, K. H. (2007) Thalassiosira species (Bacillariophyceae, Thalassiosirales) in the North Sea at Helgoland (German Bight) and Sylt (North Frisian Wadden Sea) – a first approach to assessing diversity, European Journal of Phycology, 42:3, 271-288, DOI: 10.1080/09670260701352288

Horner, R.A., Postel, J.R., Halsband-Lenk, C., Pierson, J.J., Pohnert, G. and Wichard, T. 2005.Winter-spring phytoplankton blooms in Dabob Bay, Washington. Prog. Oceanogr. 67 (3-4): 286-313.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine Diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds). San Diego: Academic Press.

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2007, AlgaeBase version 4.2. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, http://algaebase.org, searched April 10, 2022.

Li, Y. and Lu, S. (2013). The genus Thalassiosira off the Guangdong coast, South China Sea. Botanica Marina; 56(1): 83–110. DOI: 10.1515/bot-2011-0045

Mahood, A.D., Fryxell, G.A., & Mcmillan, M. (1986). The diatom genus Thalassiosira: species from the San Francisco Bay system. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 24: 127–156.

Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. and Mann, D.G. (1990). The Diatoms, Biology & Morphology of the Genera. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp. 132-133.

Hay, M. B., Pienitz, R., and Thomson, R.E. (2003). Distribution of diatom surface sediment assemblages within Effingham Inlet, a temperate fjord on the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada). , 48(3-4), 291–320. doi:10.1016/s0377-8398(03)00025-2

Sancetta, C. and Calvert S. E. (1988). The annual cycle of sedimentation in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia:implications for the interpretation of diatom fossil assemblages. Deep-Sea Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 71-90.

Shim, J. H. (1976). Distribution and Taxonomy of Planktonic Marine Diatoms in the Strait of Georgia, B.C. Phd. Thesis, UBC.

Waters, R. E., Brown, L.N., and MG Robinson, M.G. (1992). Phytoplankton of Esquimalt Lagoon, British Columbia: comparison with west Vancouver Island coastal and offshore waters. Canadian Technical Report of Hydrography Ocean Sciences 137.

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Καναδέζικη Χήνα (Branta canadensis)

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that_bug_guy

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Νοέμβριος 20, 2022 01:26 ΜΜ EST

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Descending from the sky was a flock of Canada Geese. They entered the water with a splash!

One of them began to dunk its head underwater, bringing it back up to cover its body in water. It was bathing! A few other geese followed suit. They did so in rapid succession.

You can really see how water-resistant a gooses's feathers are.

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slowswakey

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zacpeterson

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Απρίλιος 1987

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Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

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Date is approximate. 3 individuals (2 males & 1 female) seen sometime in April, 1987. My mother and father (@dmpeterson ) were living in Monteverde in the spring of 1987, staying with the Gavin family. I have been digitizing their old slides, and thought these ones were significant, so I uploaded them. The date and location are approximate, based on their best recollection.

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svaldvard

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Ιούνιος 21, 2017 07:29 ΠΜ CST

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Maués, BR-AM, BR (Google, OSM)

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Peropteryx kappleri
Estado de Amazonas
Brasil

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sdroege

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Ιούλιος 31, 2020 01:30 ΜΜ EDT

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Jumping spiders are so darn cute. Its all about the eyes, you get to see 4 of the 8. Great pets too, This one (Phidippus clarus) was found at the MAGLEV site for their proposed Rail Yard on public lands. Good by Phidippus if that happens. Although, they can be pretty touch so maybe some would be happy hunting flies in concrete and gravel. Collected by Danie Phan and photoed by Anders Croft.

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Αύγουστος 6, 2022 11:07 ΜΜ +08

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Peculiar behaviour. Got a few quick photos before they (presumably) woke up and flew off.

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flowntheloop

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Σεπτέμβριος 12, 2022 03:34 ΜΜ CDT

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Parasitic fungus on a fungus gnat (Sciara sp.) I think?

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merav

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cowturtle

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Πόσουμ Της Βιρτζίνια (Didelphis virginiana)

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cowturtle

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Σεπτέμβριος 11, 2022 09:48 ΜΜ EDT

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Melbourne, KY, US (Google, OSM)

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365nm blacklight

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Οικιακό Περιστέρι (Columba livia var. domestica)

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george_seagull

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Σεπτέμβριος 13, 2022 08:12 ΜΜ AEST

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Shopping for salt.

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tshahan

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Σεπτέμβριος 2022

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Oklahoma, US (Google, OSM)

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wow!

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tshahan

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Oklahoma, US (Google, OSM)

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tshahan

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Oklahoma, US (Google, OSM)

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Σταβλοχελίδονο (Hirundo rustica)

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cyclornitho

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Ιούλιος 16, 2022 04:52 ΜΜ CEST

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Ρακούν (Procyon lotor)

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leslie_s

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Αύγουστος 11, 2022 06:30 ΠΜ MDT

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thumbwave

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Αύγουστος 8, 2022 09:49 ΠΜ PDT

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Jamul, CA, USA (Google, OSM)

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Tearing off the abdomen of a bee caught by a California Bee Assassin (Apiomerus californicus).
REF: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/130029872

Timeline:
09:46:14 bee captured by Bee Assassin
09:48:12 Yellowjacket is latched on to bee
09:49:40 Yellowjacket has separated bee abdomen from thorax

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augochlora

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Ιούνιος 16, 2022 02:41 ΜΜ EDT

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A cluster of tubifex worms.

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lamawebber

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Δεκέμβριος 15, 2009 11:17 ΠΜ PST

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Coscinodiscus radiatus Ehrenberg 1840

Class: Coscinodiscophyceae, Order: Coscinodiscales, Family: Coscinodiscaceae, Genus: Coscinodiscus. Image of Coscinodiscus radiatus Ehrenberg 1840. Cells isolated on December 15, 2009 from Trincomali Channel (TC), Spanish Hills Wharf, Galiano Island, B.C.

A common coastal marine diatom, not reported from polar regions. Cells are solitary. Not abundant, but common throughout the year in our TC samples. Cells flat (coin shaped) or only slightly convex with a shallow mantle and round edge (margin) [Images 1-3]. Diameter range reported as: 13-218 µm (Hasle et al., 1986, Sancetta, 1987, Sar et al., 2010). The plastids are numerous and cocciform. Central rosette of areolae (pores), that may be indistinct, and with a hyaline area ranging from apparent to indistinct. Hyaline lines are absent (Hoppenrath et al., 2009) [Images 1, 4]. The range of areolae in 10 µm is 3.5-6 near the centre, 2-6 in the middle of the valve, and 4-8 at the valve margin [Image 1, 4]. Small rimoportulae are randomly distributed throughout the valve; they are considerably smaller than the valve areolae [Images 1, 4]. Cribra are slightly domed and covers the areolae [Images 1-3]. One ring of marginal rimoportulae [Images 1-2]: there are two macrorimoportulae with a reported angle range of between 129-145 degrees and numerous microrimoportulae 2-4 per 10 µm. Three bands comprise the cingulum [Images 1-2]. One band has numerous small areolae along striae located on the pervalvar axis [Image 4] reported at 45-50 in 10 µm (Hasle et al., 1996, Sar et al., 2010).

Observations on Trincomali Channel samples and notes on diagnostic features:

Areolae: A central rosette of areolae (pores), that may be indistinct, and with a hyaline area ranging from apparent to indistinct. Hyaline lines are absent (Hoppenrath et al., 2009). The areolae are large for this genus—averaging 0.8 µm in diameter for the TC isolates [Images 1, 4], and generally consistent in diameter with two exceptions; 1) much smaller at the margin (Al-Yamani et al., 2009), and 2) for small cells (Sar et al., 2010). Areolae form in radial rows of decussating (intersecting) arcs. The reported range of areolae in 10 µm is 3.5-6 near the centre, 2-6 in the middle of the valve, and 4-8 at the valve margin (Hasle et al., 1986, Hasle et al., 1996, Sar et al., 2010). This matches the measurements for this isolate: 5-5.5 in 10 µm near the centre, 5-6 in the middle of the valve and 5-6 µm in 10 µm at the valve margin (equivalent to the 2009 TC isolate and clone) [Images 1, 4].

Single opening in the hyaline area: A small opening has been reported on the hyaline area of the exterior valve that does not reach into the interior (Hasle et al. 1986); not reported in Sar et al. (2010), found in one deeply cleaned 2011 TC isolate (Images 19-20); not yet found in our 2019 TC isolate and cleaned clones.

Cribra: Cribra are slightly domed and covers the areolae [Images 1-3]. The areolae have numerous small pores. Pore measurements for other TC isolates derived from SEM images range from 0.4 µm to 1 µm. Unlike C. perforatus—a species easily confused with C. radiatus (Sar et al., 2010)—C. radiatus has no subsidiary perforations around the cribrum; however, in C. radiatus there are noticeably larger poroids circling around the outside of the cribra. The 2019 TC isolate has cribra filled with a range of 86 to 98 pores: Hasle et al. (1986) has images of cribra showing a range of between 54 and 149 (our counts). Hasle et al. (1986) caution on using differences in cribra structure for Coscinodiscus identifications. However, Sar et al. (2010) consider the differences in cribra pattern important, at least for distinguishing C. radiatus from C. perforatus. These differences in Coscinodiscus species require further investigation.

Valve rimoportulae: Scattered across the valve are small rimoportulae, much smaller than the areolae, that may differ in quantity amongst cells and by size of cells (Sar et al., 2010) [Image 1]. Valve rimoportulae in the TC 2011 and 2019 isolates measured 0.3 µm in diameter and exhibit the same variability in distribution noted by Sar et al. (2010).

Marginal rimoportulae: In girdle view, the cells are distinctively coin shaped (discoid) with a narrow perivalvar axis (Hasle et al., 1996, Sar et al., 2010) with one ring of marginal rimoportulae [Images 1-3]. The marginal ring has two macrorimoportulae with a reported angle of between 129-145o (Sar et al., 2010); clone J (2019) has a range of between 124 -137 degrees. By imaging with SEM, the inner macrorimoportulae are seen to be long and tubular with slit like openings. The outer opening is indented on the mantle and is visible with LM. There are regularly spaced smaller microrimoportulae along the marginal ring also visible with a LM, 2-4 per 10 µm Image 1, and for this 2009 isolate, 3-4 per 10 µm [Image 1]. Though they have a similar anvil shape, these microrimoportulae are noticeably shorter than the macrorimoportulae (Hasle et al., 1996). For Clone J-2019, the former are 0.55 µm and the latter are 0.9 µm at their widest dimension. The slits of both types of rimoportulae face the same direction, away from the valve centre, though we have occasionally observed microrimoportulae turned in dissimilar orientations. Coscinodiscus radiatus rimoportulae are morphologically different and larger than for C. perforatus, including a larger external opening of the macrorimoportulae (visible with LM) (Sar et al., 2010). Macro and micro rimoportulae are a diagnostic feature for Coscinodiscus species (Hasle et al. 1986).

Cingulum: There are three bands comprising the cingulum (Hasle et al., 1986, Sar et al., 2010) [Images 1-2]. One band has numerous fine areolae along striae located on the pervalvar axis [Image 4] reported at 45-50 in 10 µm (Sar et al., 2010); the 2011 and 2019 TC isolates have 40-43 in 10 µm.
Methods: C. radiatus cells isolated by micro-pipette from a general plankton tow with a 60 micron net at Spanish Hills Wharf, Trincomali Channel, North Galiano Island (N48˚ 59.688, W123˚ 35.064), Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia, Canada, December 15, 2009. Cells isolated by micro-pipette and cleaned in at least three drops of sterile TC water. Transferred into HESNW growth media provided by the Canadian Center for the Culture of Microorganisms (CCCM, culture #: SHW-Cg-01) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. For SEM, cells preserved with 2% Formalin and washed repeatedly with distilled water through 13 mm plastic filters to remove salts (see complete method used in iNaturalist, Galiano Island, Attheya longicornis). Filters dried and stuck onto aluminium SEM stubs. Stubs sputter coated with gold. The SEM images were taken with a Hitachi S-4700 FESEM at the UBC Bioimaging Facility, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Many thanks to Elaine Humphrey and Derrick Horne who assisted in sample preparation and the taking the SEM images.

Images:

Image 1: SEM image. Valve view showing flat circular shaped cell. Isolated on December 15, 2009 into f/10 growth media and cloned. Gold sputter coated. SEM image taken with a Hitachi 4700 at the UBC Bioimaging Facility.

Image 1b: SEM image. Valve view showing flat circular shaped cell. Isolated on December 15, 2009 into f/10 growth media and cloned. Gold sputter coated. SEM image taken with a Hitachi 4700 at the UBC Bioimaging Facility.

Image 2: SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) image. Valve view showing flat, coin shaped cells. Isolated on December 15, 2009 into f/10 growth media and cloned. Gold sputter coated. SEM image taken with a Hitachi 4700 at the UBC Bioimaging Facility.

Image 3: SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) image. Valve view showing flat, coin shaped cells. Isolated on December 15, 2009 into f/10 growth media and cloned. Gold sputter coated. SEM image taken with a Hitachi 4700 at the UBC Bioimaging Facility.

Image 4: SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) image. Inner valve view showing flat, coin shaped frustule. Isolated on December 15, 2009 into f/10 growth media and cloned. Gold sputter coated. SEM image taken with a Hitachi 4700 at the UBC Bioimaging Facility.

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