Plankton Portal Talk

Subject: APK0005uro

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    Large and very cool looking #protist

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Lovely!

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  • beamreach by beamreach

    If this is not a Solmaris viewed dorsally/ventrally, then I don't see any organism in the key that matches this plankter.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    That really is a protist - it's actually round, like a ball, evenly covered with stiff spikes.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    The body and spikes are made of calcium or other hard materials. Check out the website for "Plankton Chronicles" for great videos!

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    Forgot to say- you're right, protists aren't in the key because the scientists are only studying the organisms in the key.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    But we often comment on the organisms that are so interesting!

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