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[In English below] Hoy muestro otra alga de agua dulce fotografiada en una laguna estacional que no se forma todos los años, situada en las afueras de la ciudad española de Antequera. Esta clorofícea o alga verde pertenece al género Chara (posiblemente C. vulgaris). Llama la atención en la imagen unas pequeñas bolas de color naranja. Estas estructuras se llaman se llaman anteridióforos, y dentro de ellos se encuentran los anteridios, es decir, las estructuras formadoras de los gametos masculinos. Es por ello, que se trata de un pie de alga masculino. Estos organismos, a pesar de su sencillez, poseen una reproducción sexual. Los gametos masculinos poseen dos flagelos y reciben el nombre de anterozoides.
Today I show another freshwater algae photographed in a seasonal lagoon located on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Antequera. This chlorophyta or green alga belongs to the genus Chara (possibly C. vulgaris). In the image, some small orange balls draw attention. These structures are called anteridiophores, and within them are the anteridia, that is, the structures that produce the male gametes. So, what we can see is the male part of the algae. These organisms, despite their simplicity, have a sexual reproduction. Male gametes have two flagella and are called anterozoids.
#Antequera#Spain#España#lagoon#freshwater#freshwateralgae#algae#chara#chlorophyta#greenalgae # anteridiophores #anteridia#malegametes#anterozoids#laguna#alga#algadeaguadulce#clorofíta#clorofícea#anteridióforos#anteriodios # #gametosmasculinos#anterozoides#underwaterphotography#freshwaterphotography
Squamules are leaf like “scales” that some lichen use as means of reproducing. A single squamule contains enough fungal and bacterial/algal material to begin to grow as a new individual in the chance that is breaks from the thallus, and it is likely that this is what makes Cladonia spread so easily, and often prolifically. (I suspect this one is being parasitized by a fungus or dying).
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Another spectacular member of the desmid family : Spirotaenia condensata. Thanks @geraldojpr for Help with the ID. Autofluorescence of the spiralic chloroplast, blue excitation.
Ein weiterer Vertreter der großen Zieralgen Familie : Spirotaenia condensata. Autofluoreszenz des spiraligen Chloroplasten unter Blau-Anregung.
(In English below) Como dijimos hace un par de días, vamos a comenzar una serie sobre las macroalgas. Estos organismos se subdividen en varios grupos. Vamos a comenzar por el de las algas verdes o clorofíceas. Solo el 10% de este grupo son macroalgas (el 90% son organismos unicelulares dulceacuícolas). Aunque poseen varios pigmentos fotosintéticos, predomina visualmente la clorofila, que es la que le otorga el tono que da nombre a su grupo. Podemos encontrar, dentro de la simplicidad, gran variedad de formas, desde laminares a otras voluminosas, con o sin ramificaciones. Suelen estar en lugares más iluminados. En esta colección se muestran algunas especies presentes en el Mediterráneo español.
As we said a couple of days ago, we are going to start a series about macroalgae. These organisms are subdivided into several groups. Let's start with the green algae or chlorophyta. Only 10% of this group are macroalgae (90% are single-celled freshwater organisms). Although they have several photosynthetic pigments, chlorophyll predominates visually, which gives them the tone that gives their group its name. We can find a great variety of forms of green algae, from laminar to bulky, with or without ramifications. In general, they tend to be places more lighted than other kind of algae. In this collection of pictures, you can see some of the species of this group that can be found in the Spanish Mediterranean Sea.
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Algae: more than just pond scum.
It is hard to appreciate algae when most of our experiences with it involve scrubbing fish tanks or hearing about harmful algal blooms, like what is happening in Florida. While algae can occasionally cause problems, it is an incredibly important component of every ecosystem. .
Let's start by talking about what algae is. Algae is a very broad term for an extremely diverse array of plant-like organisms that use the sun's energy to produce oxygen (photosynthesis). They differ from plants in that they don't have true stems or leaves. Algae can be single celled or multi-cellular and are found in saltwater, freshwater, and even on land. As I said, algae are extremely diverse but generally speaking there are three main groups of algae that most of us are familiar with, "red algae" (used as sushi wrappers), "green algae" (pond scum), and "brown algae" (like kelp and the Padina sp. pictured above). .
So why are these organisms so crucial? Well, most importantly over half of the oxygen that we breath comes from algae, thanks to photosynthesis. They are also the base of the food chain in aquatic environments. This means that they get their energy from the sun and are consumed for energy by microscopic organisms which are in turn consumed by small invertebrates, which are eaten by small fish... you get the picture. Larger algae like kelp, provide important habitat for other animals. Also, some algae are hard and help build important reef habitat. We can't forget the zooxanthellae! Zooxanthellae are algae that have an important relationship with many animals including corals, giant clams, and some jellyfish. The algae live safely in the tissues of these animals and in return give their hosts important nutrients that they make from photosynthesis. Finally, algae are used in many cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, and fuels. It's hard to imagine life without these amazing organisms!
📸: Photographer not known (Halimeda, growing amongst Porites porites coral)
Watercress algae (Halimeda spp.) is a type of green algae found in marine environments across the tropical Atlantic. They can grow in various marine habitats - crevices between hard corals, attached to rocky substrate, on sandy bottoms, and in areas with relatively low wave energy. This type of algae, along with hard corals, synthesize and deposit calcium carbonate from the surrounding seawater, and so contribute to the building of reef structures. When these individuals die, their tissue remains form layers of calcareous sand, and so this seaweed is a major producer of sand in tropical locations where they grow in abundance. #halimeda#greenalgae#marineconservation#wildlifejamaica#naturegram @dayne_buddo @franticbornemisza @mareymann @tba21academy @tba_21 @fabatkinson @denhen_ja @machel77 @nikkizofficial @officialwaynej @thirdworldband
Netrium digitus desmid in apical view. In this rarely seen view the lobed chloroplasts show their beauty. .
Netrium digitus, apikale Ansicht. Die komplex geformten Chloroplasten zeigen ihre ganze Pracht.
Another desmids I recently found in the Wahner Heide near Cologe : Netrium digitus. Focused on the peripheral area of the chloroplast in the -in apical view- round cell.
Funde aus der Wahner Heide bei Köln : Netrium digitus. Der Focus liegt auf den äußeren Bereichen der Chloroplasten, die Zelle ist in apikaler Ansicht kreisrund.
Pleurococcus algae 🌿
Amazing how this tiny green algae withstands Australia’s extreme weather. The microscopic, spherical thick cell walls protect themselves against excessive water loss and they can lie dormant until weather conditions change. Like Hibernation in the animal world! Emmm! Can someone invent a dormancy button for humans and over energetic Irish setters? 🌿😉
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