Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Dinoflagellates: Toxic Beauties

By Josh Rapport


Welcome to the wonderful world of the dinoflagellates!

Dinoflagellates are microscopic, single-celled organisms that float around in oceans and lakes. They can photosynthesize. They can glow! They can be poisonous. This page is full of interesting information and pictures of this swimming phytoplankter, and I welcome you to DIVE IN!!!

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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009