Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dinoflagellates - The Musical?

The zooxanthellae that make our corals brown (and keep them alive) are part of a fascinating group called the Dinoflagellates. Some cause glowing oceans, some cause killing waters, some help create our coral reefs.

For a recent podcast on this amazing group, check out: Dinoflagellates - The Musical

The images above are not zooxanthellae, but another dinoflagellate, Ceratium from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.



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