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Algae on caldecotte lake

Observed: 23rd May 2010 By: Jonathan
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Description:

Floating at the surface

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

John Bratton's picture

Not sure about the

Not sure about the Cladophora. It would need a microphotograph. There is an Elodea and fragments of Myriophylum spicatum. Possibly also Potamogeton pectinatus.

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Thanks. It was a bit of a

Thanks. It was a bit of a wild guess. I did notice the Elodea, but not the others.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

dejayM's picture

five years on...

A green, perhaps slimy, freshwater alga. I don't think this is Cladophora but, in any case and as JB suggests, we need more close up views.
A bit late to suggest you put an eye glass to it and describe (if not photograph) what you see - but you'll get m' gist!
Why am I here? Well I am about to post my second Cladophora post, so was looking though all the others, as any good iSpotter should do.
Regards to you both..
Here's m' first http://www.ispotnature.org/node/638961 - see the trouble I went to for just one (trusted( agreement!

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Cheers for these comments

Cheers for these comments

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

jimmymac2's picture

Tag

Please can you add the tag Freshwater Algae for my project: http://www.ispotnature.org/projects/freshwater-and-terrestrial-algae
Thanks

James
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