The plankton above the arrow worm really looks like a radiolarian, but the guide says they aren't seen in California, which would make me go with the Solmaris. I don't feel good with the Solmaris ID though. Is this indeed a Solmaris, or do we have a radiolarian in California?
I'm glad you're asking. The guy above the arrow worm is a #protist we do not classify for this project. You'll see them often, just ignore them.
I think it may be a #phaeodarian one but I'm not an expert on protists. 😃
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