Plankton Portal Talk

Cluster, colony or aggregate?

  • mhatton by mhatton

    This seems like a cluster of many plankton, I chose siphos since they can aggregate. Could these become a colony when they feed or reproduce? I haven't found much about their behavior


  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator in response to mhatton's comment.

    Hi @mhatton

    The thread in the bottom left corner is actually a #Radiolarian #colony (a faint one). You'll find it under "Ribbon/elongated" category.

    Sometimes the image isn't clear enough for identification and we have to guess. But don't worry about doing a mistake. Each image is classified by multiple volunteers so all the mistakes should get sorted out.

    Thanks for asking, enjoy the classifying 😃