Recent I’d been on a trip to Jaigad which is in Konkan region of Maharashta, India. We visited this really famous Shiva temple in the locality known as Karhateshwar it is situated on the edge of the sea on a steep rocky mountain. There were steps to reach down to the sea where the waves were crashing on huge rocks and in these rocks was a stream of fresh water coming from the top of the mountain where a lot of algae had grown. I got some samples of those algae since I’d taken my foldscope along. The featured image shows the location from where I took the samples.
Here’s what found in the samples
This was the first time I saw Euastrum I’d never even heard of it previously.Thanks to google I could identify it. I could film only one video since we were there only for sometime.
I had a tough time trying to identify this one, it’s one of the species of copepod in its adult form belonging to class harpaticoda.
And there were these unusual things.They didn’t move at all but there were many of these. I wonder what they could be..
some snaps of the location
that’s the fresh water stream I mentioned earlier.
P.S- There was a snake in the crevices of rocks while I collected the samples. Probably a poisonous once since it appeared to be brightly colored. Thanks to him for not appearing and scaring me before I could collect the samples. That was the first time I saw a snake it was amazing 😀 😀
🙂 Have fun Foldscoping~
– Mitali Patil
Second year Undergraduate
Department of Microbiology
Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.