Kōrero: Life in fresh water



This beautiful image of the diatom Fragilariforma was captured with a scanning electron micrograph.The specimen was found in a small tarn near Arthur’s Pass in the Southern Alps. Most people are not aware of these tiny life forms, but they are the most common algae in the world. They are important in both freshwater and marine environments.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Plants and recyclers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11623/diatom (accessed 27 November 2022)

He kōrero nā Roger Young, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007