Here are six dinoflagellate photographs. Most of these pictures are found on other pages, plus there are two new images! Click on any of the small pictures to see the full size image.
From top to bottom, left to right:
This is a closeup shot of a Ceratium. Magnification is 400x life-size. Notice the well defined girdle spread across the middle and the dense nucleus behind it.
This one is the same species of Ceratium but at 100x magnification. The slide was taken under phase contrast to give it the blue tint. Notice other phytoplankton around it.
This one is a different species, but still most likely in the genus Ceratium. Magnification is 200x. I like this one because it give you an idea of some of the different shapes, even in the same genus.
This is my favorite. Look at all the nice little goodies all around: some diatoms, a couple I-don't-know-what-they-are's. Magnification is 100x.
All I have to say about this one is, huh?
Copyright Josh Rapport 1996