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
Ostreobium quekettii Bornet & Flahault, 1889 - A green boring algae (Green seaweeds)
Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- cross section of base of a Devonshire cup coral 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- cross section of base of a Devonshire cup coral 2

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- cross section of base of a Devonshire cup coral 3

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on Devonshire cup coral 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on Devonshire cup coral 2

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- microscope image of an infected Devonshire cup coral blade 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- algae under microscope 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- algae under microscope 2

The specimen above was found on Devonshire cup coral, Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall, 25.04.18.

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on Devonshire cup coral 3

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on lateral surface of Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on lateral surface of Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii 2

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on small piece of Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii 1

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on small piece of Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii 2

Green boring algae
Ostreobium quekettii
- on small piece of Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii 3

The species of green algae here was found boring into Devonshire cup coral, Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) smithii at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 09.09.17 and 13.03.18.

The species Ostreobium quekettii is known to be a parasite, boring into Cup corals, worm tube and shells of molluscs. Please note: there are potentially other species of microscopic green algae that Ostreobium quekettii could be confused with and some may not be boring.

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.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

Ostreobium quekettii A boring algae Green seaweed 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.