Enter the microscopic world of algae with these videos of Chesapeake Bay species capable of producing toxic byproducts.
Long chains of Alexandrium monilatum from a York River water sample.
The sexual stage of Alexandrium monilatum formed by the fusing of gametes. © Bill Jones.
Cells of the dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides. in motion. ©Bill Jones.
Cells of the alga Chattonella subsalsa isolated from a water sample collected in Delaware Bay. ©Biil Jones.
Cells of the alga genus Dinophysis swimming and feeding. ©Biil Jones.
A bloom of the dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides in the York River.
The chain-forming dinoflagellate Alexandrium monilatum from a bloom in the York River.
Bioluminescence in the York River caused by a dense bloom of the alga Alexandrium monilatum.
Bioluminescence in the bow wake of a sailboat during an evening cruise on the York River.