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
Oscillatoria tenuis C.Agardh ex Gomont - A filamentous cyanobacterium (Cyanobacteria images)
Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- on pier support 1

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- on pier support 2

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- on pier support 3

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- sample collected 1

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- sample collected close-up 1

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- microscope image x1000 1

Filamentous cyanobacterium
Oscillatoria tenuis
- microscope image x1000 2

This is described as a common freshwater and marine species of filamentous cyanobacterium, or blue-green algae. It was found on pier supports near South Pier, Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. SW46583 28417. 28.12.14.

Identification by Dr. Paul Gainey. Identification arrived at using the book "The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. 2nd edn. D M John, B A Whitton, & A J Brook. 2011".

Prof. Brian Whitton one of the UK's leading blue-green algae scientists was contacted by Dr. Paul Gainey to validate his identification. Prof. Brian Whitton stated that the best name to use here was Oscillatoria tenuis. He also stated that it was a challenge to name any members of the family Oscillatoriaceae with any consistency.

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.

Oscillatoria tenuis filamentous cyanobacterium marine cyanobacteria blue green algae 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.