|A Virtual Pond Dip||
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Size : 25 - 100 µm
Where to find them : Planktonic, often colouring the water green.
Notes : Euglena, like some other micro-organisms, have features of both algae (e.g. green and photosynthesise) and protozoa (moves with whip-like flagella). Thus biologists debate how they should be classified. It also has a red eye spot.
You may come across them when viewing a larger organism under the microscope. Euglena, if abundant, may cross the field of view moving in and out of focus.
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Published in Micscape Magazine February 2001.
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