Story: Life in fresh water

Rotifer

Rotifer

This rotifer was found in beds of fresh water algae growing in a Canterbury waterway. Rotifers are a type of freshwater zooplankton. They are so small that they are carried easily between waterways on the feet of waterfowl.

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Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Invertebrates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11634/rotifer (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Roger Young, published 24 Sep 2007