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Phytoplankton of the Month

Dissodinium pseudolunula — October 2020

Dissodinium pseudolunula

Dissodinium pseudolunula. East Passage (chlorophyll maximum layer), July 2015. Crescent shaped secondary cyst with dinospores. Ref: Horner 2002. Photo credit: Gabriela Hannach
Fig from: https://green2.kingcounty.gov/marine/Photo/Individual/2/421?photoId=1257

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