The word plankton comes from the greek word for wandering or drifting. And plankton is a drifting mass of life made up of billions of tiny living creatures.
When you collect your own water, there are certain things to remember. The first way is to utilize natural sea water which you could collect yourself; the second is to use one of the pre-packed marine water mixes available on the market.
As a marine/estuarine ecologist, I was always astonished by the shapes of diatoms that I collected from various water bodies. The diatoms, when studied under a scanning electron microscope (SEM), would take us to a different world of shapes and patterns. Here is a short scientific not...
Tintinnids are micro-zooplankton found in marine and estuarine waters. I came across these little wonders during my doctoral research. I would like to share it with all.