Water Net

The water net is a form of green algae. See the Wikipedia article for more info.

This photo was taken in 2009 through a microscope. The small animal at the top of the photo is a Cyclops. The network formed by the water net is in the center of the photo.

Thanks to Stacey Aughe, a marine biologist in Anchorage, Alaska (and also my grandaughter) for the identification of this one.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Chlorococcales
Family: Hydrodictyaceae
Genus: Hydrodictyon (water net)