Radiolarian

A Radiolarian

Location: ~30 km offshore from Georgetown SC; June 2006

Notes: Size <1 mm including spines. Center is 0.01 mm.

Members of the amoeba group of protozooplankton, radiolarians prefer clear oceanic water. Pseudopodia that extend along the spines catch small prey.

Collected by Dennis Allen, Baruch marine Lab, University of South Carolina.

Photographed, and Submitted by: W. S. Johnson, Goucher College, Towson, MD