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Phytoplankton of the Month

Chaetoceros radicans — June 2021

Two Chaetoceros radicans chains intersect at ends Two Chaetoceros radicans chains almost parllel to each other

Light microscopic images of Chaetoceros radicans from Giffin Rocks-Long Live the Kings, Orcas Island. Bottom photo shows the cells rotated along the axis of where it connects. Photo credit: Lynnette Wood

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