Thalassiosira sp. (Diatom)

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

Notes: Normally, long chains of the cells of Thalassiosira are held together by a central thread. Here, the cells have become separated during preparation for Scanning Electron Microphotography (SEM).

Collected and photographed (SEM) by: Steve Oravitz, Marine Science Consortium, Wallops Island, VA