APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Beggiatoa-type bacteria? on tentacular filaments tentacles of polychaete worm Cirratulus
Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 2

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 3

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 4

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 5

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- on tentacles of marine polychaete worm Cirratulus 6

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / on tentacle of Cirratulus 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / on tentacle of Cirratulus 2

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / on tentacle of Cirratulus 3

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / bacteria on and embedded in tentacle 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / bacteria embedded in tentacle 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope / bacteria on
tentacle 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- with 0.01mm division rule 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- with 0.01mm division rule 2

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- with 0.01mm division rule 3

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- microscope image of two
bacteria 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- habitat 1

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- habitat 2

Marine bacteria
Beggiatoa-type bacteria?
- habitat / location 1

The bacteria here was found on the tentacular filaments of the polychaete worm Cirratulus sp., possibly Cirratulus cirratus, that was found in a rock crevice on the lowershore at Lariggan Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall, 03.04.18 and 01.05.18.

I am in very grateful to two French scientists, Anne-Laure Sauvadet and Erwan Roussel, for their help with the identification and the confirmation of a bacteria from the images provided. The specimen is being sent to France and further research by Erwan Roussel might reveal the identity of the bacteria.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Beggiatoa type Bacteria on tentacular filaments tentacles of Cirratulus images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.