Skeletonema

Skeletonema sp. (Diatom)

Collected: At the surface of Chincoteague Bay, VA in the fall of 2004 using a net with a 153 um mesh.

Notes: Skeletonema is one of the most abundant diatoms of coastal waters. This specimen could be S. costatum, the most common species.
Collected and photographed (SEM) by: Steve Oravitz, Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA