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
Rivularia biasolettiana Meneghini ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886 ? - A cyanobacterium
Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- on sand dune tufa deposit 1

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- on sand dune tufa deposit 2

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- on sand dune tufa deposit 3

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- tufa cliff habitat 1

Specimens were found growing at the foot of a tufa cliff, just above or below the high water mark. Found on cliff above the Hayle Channel, Lelant, Cornwall. 14.12.10 and 17.02.11.

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colony / specimen 1

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colonies / specimens 1

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- under microscope 1

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- under microscope 2

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- under microscope 3

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- under microscope 4

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- under microscope 5

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colonies in-situ 1

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colonies in-situ 2

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colonies in-situ 3

Cyanobacterium
Rivularia biasolettiana
- colonies in-situ 4

Specimens were found growing at the foot of a tufa cliff, just above or below the high water mark. Found on cliff above the Hayle Channel, Lelant, Cornwall. 01.12.16.

Dr. Paul Gainey investigated this species further, collected material and found that the species was almost certainly Rivularia biasolettiana because of the presence of very small calcite crystals between the filaments.

The species here still needs to be verified by an expert in the field of cyanobacteria.

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.

Rivularia biasolettiana Marine Cyanobacterium Cyanobacteria or 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.