Life in a drop of water

  • Student Name: Anjali Manoj
  • College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore.
  • Specimen: Water Sample
  • Specimen collected from:  Fish Pond at a household garden in Bangalore on 24th March, 2019
  • Specimen observed at: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 25th March, 2019

On the 24th of March, I collected some water from a fish pond at my home in order to observe the microscopic world present in the water. The water was visibly teeming with life as was evident from the algal growth.

When I observed a drop of the sample under the foldscope, I was astonished to see so many microscopic organism, invisible to the naked eye, swimming about. I was not able to obtain a clear video nor was I able to identify any of the organisms I saw but I was utterly fascinated to have found an entire ecosystem within the small pond at my home.

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