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WHAT SLIME ON WATER?

Observed: 1st July 2011 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in Fungi and LichensLucy Corrander’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
LUCY CORRANDER - SLIME ON WATER - JULY 1ST 2011 - IMG_9576
Description:

Green slime on a bowl of tapwater left in bowl in garden. Bright in colour. Rough in texture - with a few green bubbles, some of which have white blotches on. There was potting compost in the water and it has been there are few weeks but the slime has come only recently. (Last few days?)

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Probably an alga, but what

Probably an alga, but what kind is hard to say. If its still around, take a look at it under a microscope if you can (or just a lens). One alga it might be is described here at the NHM web site: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/species-of-the-day/scientific-advance...

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)