High resolution images of Spirogyra colonizing the seagrass meadows

During ground survey of seagrass meadows from southern part of Chilika Lagoon, dense growth of algae covering the seagrasses were observed. Water samples were collected on board through plankton net and mounted immediately to identify the macroalgae. Filamentous green algae: Spirogyra was identified based on their characteristics spiral pattern of chloroplast.

Macrophyte densely covering the seagrass meadow

 

 

Spirogyra with clear view of spirally coiled chloroplast.

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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    What beautiful pictures Gurudeep. Every time I read a post of Chilika; I am transformed thinking about the vast ecosystem. No picture captures the landscape..

    Thanks for sharing these. Absolutely gorgeous images.

    Cheers
    Manu

  2. Tulasi Mastanamma says:

    beautiful, guide me how to get such a lovely image

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