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Nitzschia paradoxa syn Bacillaria paxillifera syn Bacillaria paradoxa

This species of diatom slides through the water like a carpenter's ruler, folding and stretching as it goes. An individual cell is usually 108µ long by 5µ wide. Generally foundin great numbers in high salinity areas. This sample came from Nantucket Harbor in September 2008.

Cape Cod