Detritus worm

Detritus worms are nematodes which can be seen commonly in aquariums.


This is a type of rotifer (monogonota) with a single flagella which looks like a tail,

Cabomba plant

This is the picture of secondary laterals of cambomba plant

Flat worm

This is a type of a flat worm, it is aquatic

Wiggly Water Bears

This charismatic creature is called a tardigrade (also known as a water bear). The scientific name for the animal shown here is Hypsibius exemplaris. These amazing animals were kindly provided to the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Embryology Class during Summer 2018 by Dr. Bob Goldstein from UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Goldstein’s lab has turned these resilient…

Aquatic Fern found at Loktak Lake, Manipur

Student Name: Anjali Manoj College/School: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. Specimen: Salvinia sp. Specimen collected from: Loktak Lake, Manipur  on 2nd December, 2018 Specimen observed at:  CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 7th December, 2018 On the 2nd of December, I had collected a leaf and root hair of floating aquatic plant specimen near one…

Brine Shrimp in SF Bay

First time using the WordPress app: On my way back from helping a high school in Menlo Park with SDS-PAGE gel imaging I stopped off at Bedwell Bay Front Park to check out some of the salt ponds. The super salty ponds didn’t have any obvious signs of life but I did find a pond…

Mosquito larva ?

I just assembled my Foldscope two nights ago and because of work hadn’t had a chance to go in the field and find something, so I decided to look at what might be growing in a bath water recycling system I have on my porch. I was expecting to find the usual suspects that I…