A colony of cyanobacteria cells from Lake Okeechobee, Florida

A colony of cyanobacteria cells from Lake Okeechobee, Florida

Detailed Description

A colony of cyanobacteria cells, Microcystis aeruginosa, from Lake Okeechobee, Florida. The cells are grainy in appearance from aerotopes. Aerotopes are gas vesicles that allow for buoyancy regulation in many planktonic species of cyanobacteria.

Details

Image Dimensions: 4080 x 3072

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US

Credits

U.S. Geological Survey