Pseudo-Wordless Wednesday

Coscinodiscus magnified 100x

I did an experiment today that involved looking at marine pollution levels in terms of phytoplankton species.  This is the image of a centric, single-celled diatom belonging to the genus Coscinodiscus, magnified 100x. The image below is a close-up image. I love that I get to do this every day!

Coscinodiscus magnified 100x


Posted on February 29, 2012, in Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Crazy to think that those are actually pollution magnified. You could make this into wall art! It is kinda neat 🙂

  2. Kat, Coscinodiscus are actually phytoplankton that live in water that’s free of pollution as well.

    Thanks! I think it looks cool too!

  3. I totally agree with Kat! That second photo would make an amazing wallhanging! Get into photoshop and pop art the colours a bit and voila!

  4. I had to take Bio 110 (or something equally LOW level) for my psychology degree and just could NOT catch on it was so dry.. However, I also did NOT get to see cool blobby stuff under and super duper high powered microscope either… that might have made a huge difference!
    What are you in school for?

  5. I love phytoplankton! hehe.
    Marine biology is amazing.

  6. Wow! Very cool. Radically different than the other pix posted. Sounds like you love your job.

    Popping by from wordless Wednesday

  7. Wow, cool pictures. It is really cool to see something so tiny, close up.

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