Ostracoda

Ostracod - 06.25.2010 - 07.52.43

Ostracod - 06.25.2010 - 07.53.12 This ostracod (seed shrimp) was stuck swimming in a pool formed atop a water lily.  In general, they appear quite abundant, and this particular species/group are relatively large. That said, in the photograph to the left, there is a plant called Wolfiella next to the ostracod that is one of the smallest ‘macrophytes’ out here.  In the other two photos you can see the legs or antenna the animal uses to propel itself.

I’ve collected many and may be able to say more about them in the future.

 Ostracod - 06.25.2010 - 07.53.45

2 thoughts on “Ostracoda”

  1. Happy birthday love me & DAD!!! sorry i had no internet access.
    Just came back from a plane ride in the mountains of AK. GREAT Cloud pics. Joan & nick & tom said happy birthday too. There are always clouds somewhere here.
    we are going to a wildlife conservatory tomorrow. we can see bears & moose which we haven’t seen yet. Can’t wait to show you my pics.
    Love ya stay safe & see you soon.

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