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Microbes in spaces among particles

Small Halteria ciliates and numerous diatoms are swimming in the spaces among particles. From behind one particle, a Euglena flagellate shows half of its body. Halteria and a larger ciliate busily swim around Euglena’ hiding place.


Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
The first organism to appear is Halteria.

http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/PDB/Im.....

The one appearing next may belong to the Euglenid group.

http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/PDB/Im.....

The organism crossing behind Euglena is more likely Frontonia leucas, or possibly F. marina.

http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/PDB/Im.....

Sampling Date : 18 October 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River A  Google Map