First things first, this is a pretty late post.
On our trip to Fitzgerald South/Pillar Point, Thursday, 1.26.17, we collected a couple Aggregating Anemones (Anthopleura elegantissima).The following class meeting we prepped slides of the tentacles in search of any symbiotic algae. In my attempt to cut off a tentacle I used forceps and scissors . The anemone’s want to retract to a close caused the tentacle to burst its content onto the scissors. I placed this mush on a slide and viewed under the compound scope.
The images taken at 40x magnification (not 100% sure) show the presence of zooxanthellae, the photosynthetic algae. This sample was taken from a brownish-greenish tentacle.
Post by: Cecilia Hernandez Photo Credit: Glenda