Plankton Portal Talk
Some detail in this #house.
I can't decide if this is a #thimble or a #triangle.
Let's see, that means he's in the west wing right now...
I wondered about a #twocups but wasn't sure.
Bummer, thanks, guys. It must have been late when I classified this because when I look now I totally see the larvacean!
All right, cguigand, I have to be a bit immature and smart-aleck-y here: you could be a protist? Okay, I'll be serious now!
Thanks, yshish! 😃
I always wonder if those act as either a) a sort of rudder, or b) 'feelers' of some sort.
Below the #copepod?
Visiting his neighbor!
I think this #larvacean is just starting his #house.
I'm thinking #larvacean but hoping cestida.
Hey, Jessica! Were you guys able to figure this one out? It's really neat-looking!
I see a larvacean in the center, but what is he near? Is that a partially-formed house?
I see a larvacean and a copepod, but is that a #fourtentacles near the center of the picture?
Is this protist feeding?
Not sure on this one. Blurry larvacean?
Ew, not sure I want mucous on the top of my Christmas tree! 😛
Whoa, he's beautiful!
Thanks, guys! 😃
Beautiful colony of...something? #Protists?
Another #shrimp in love!
#larvacean and #house
Is it just me or does the guy at the bottom look like some sort of bird?
Another giant #house
This #twocups looks like he has three cups! Wait, it is a two cups, right?
Well, hello to you, too, Mr. #Solmaris!
Looks like an angel.
D'oh! Okay, head-on view of a larvacean, maybe.
I think the guy in the middle's directing traffic!
Just had a vision of an octopus sneezing...
On a roll with the FFFs!
Yuck! Now, let's be serious. It's obviously the aftermath of a sea critter party.
Darn blobby, too small, out-of-focus critters! 😛
I can get on board with that.
Good, can't wait! 😃
Aw, shucks! Actually, the funny part is I think this image helped me sort out another from today, so mission accomplished!
Whoa, throughout the day? It seems like it would take so much longer to build!
#beroida, bottom right?
A #colony of colonies?
Good view of a #house
#larvacean in action!
Looks like something bad happened here.
All right, paid (I hope!) experts...what in the ocean is this?
Wow, you can hardly see it once it's posted to Recent, unless you make it bigger!
All right, that's why you're the expert, because I never would have guessed that.
Very new #house?
#lobate above the #copepod?
Not sure about the guy in the upper right quadrant...
Any ideas on this one?
Building a new #house? Neighborhood doesn't look very full yet.
Are the strings part of the disintegrating #house?
Laughing right now!
Um, yeah, I'm gonna agree with you on that.
Not sure about the top middle.
Wow! What a strange critter! Thanks for the info.
Is this #larvacean just leaving his #house? He looks like he's all rolled up!
Okay, wasn't sure about the larvacean. Thanks!
Question: What is the purpose of the fifth, short appendage? Is it like a rudder?
Oh, now it seems obvious that it's an arrow worm. Hope it was a good meal!
Sounds good to me!
What's happening with this #larvaceanhouse?
Today seems to be a good day to spot a #copepod.
Not sure what that is on the bottom left.
I'm starting to feel kind of bad for all the poor, scared shrimp!
What is that just above and to the right of what I hope is the #salp?
Good silhouette of a #copepod
Wow, interesting angle for this #rocketship.
Jetting off somewhere!
Officially collected, this one is!
Poor protist, probably never saw it coming!
Odd view of a #solmaris?
Okay, you got me, I might have gotten a few. I have to say I feel like this one was kind of a neat catch.
Does anyone else see the cartoon face here?
#larvacean with protist?
WooHoo! Got one right!
Okay, yeah, I can get on board with the heart-shape thing. Unfortunately, I'm not a surgeon!
I heard red goes with seafood.
Looks like an x-ray of a pelvic bone.
Oh, just saw Jessica's comment!
The puzzling ones are fun.
Yeah, these must be condos. 😛
#rocketship with short tail?
Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought cestida!
Wow, very bright!
Is this guy leaving his house?
Wow, you guys weren't joking about there being a huge array of protists! I just googled the acantharia one.
Ohhhhhh, got it! 😛
I hear ya. I remember going to the ocean with my elementary class and looking for plankton from the surface. And I thought THAT was cool!
Quick question: I've seen #FFF lots here but I'm not sure what it means...? I like to call this #larvacity!
Neat-looking guy in bottom left corner.
I never knew plankton would be this fun!
I wondered about a house, too, but it just seemed too boxy. But I guess if it was torn or something...
Oddly-shaped #lobate? Plastic sandwich bag?
Darn, and I was feeling very smug there for a minute!
Still lots to learn over here! 😛
All right, getting more confident! That field guide helps a lot.
I'm pretty sure this #arrowworm is killing this #protist.
I classified as #medusa (goblet) but not sure...
Are the circles on the right also #protists?
Ohhhhh, okay! Got it, thanks!
I keep seeing two this. It looks like two guys stuck together. It doesn't look like a ribbon; is it two doliodids?
Sounds good, thanks!
With #partial images like this, are we labeling it only if we see 50 % or more of the critter? If it's less than half, should we hashtag?
Is this a #lobate?