Aquatic Mite?

Aquatic Mite?

Observation - Aquatic Mite? - UK and Ireland. Description: I am sorry that this appears as no more than a red spot in the water but I am afraid that my camera can do no better. This creature looked something like a red spider-mite but was moving through the water like something that is truly aquatic. In fact,

I am sorry that this appears as no more than a red spot in the water but I am afraid that my camera can do no better.

This creature looked something like a red spider-mite but was moving through the water like something that is truly aquatic. In fact, when it first appeared it was swimming towards the surface. It swam 30 or 40cm before disappearing among the algae.

The second photo shows it size in relation to a pond-skater