Heterosigma and Chattonella subsalsa live

Heterosigma and Chattonella subsalsa live

A mixture of Heterosigma akashiwo and Chattonella subsalsa cultures, showing the difference in size, shape, and swimming pattern. 
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Closeup Noctiluca and Heterosigma

Closeup Noctiluca and Heterosigma

Noctiluca scintillans from Southey Bay, attempting to feed on Heterosigma akashiwo culture. Closeup of Noctiluca tentacle.
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Heterosigma on a rafter slide live

Heterosigma on a rafter slide live

Heterosigma akashiwo from eastern Vancouver Island, BC, swimming on a Sedgewick Rafter slide.
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Pseudochattonella cell swimming

Pseudochattonella cell swimming

This is a single Pseudochattonella cell from a sample taken in Quatsino, October 2013.
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Heterosigma akashiwo mosh pit

Heterosigma akashiwo mosh pit

A clump of Heterosigma akashiwo, from a thick culture.
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Noctiluca and diatoms

Noctiluca and diatoms

Departure Bay tow sample of diatoms with Noctiluca scintillans from Southey Bay, Canada.
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Chattonell subsalsa live

Chattonell subsalsa live

Video of Chattonella subsalsa movement @40X magnification.  This is from a culture from the eastern US - not sure if it's the same species we have in BC, but looks very much like it.
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