The photos were specifically located here. I want to annotate these shots, so they were copied to this more current blog.
I. Decalcified Bacculogypsina sphaerulata
The first photo is taken through my Zeiss microscope. It is a decalcified foraminiferan, Bacculogypsina sp. Magnification unknown.
II. Bacculogypsina sphaerulata
in situ, at low tide, at Tangke Beach, Saipan.
These foraminiferans are known as Star Sand. Some of the beaches on Saipan are made up of more than 90% star sand. These are living organisms with symbiotic diatoms living within them. (the photo above is one of these).
III and IV.. Boloceroides sp.
These swimming sea anemones were taken on the seagrass Halodule sp., on W. Saipan, near World Resort Hotel. Another great secret gem of the shallow reef platform. The first shot is an establishing shot, showing pretty much of the situation. The second one is one of my favorites. These were taken with the Canon in an underwater housing. I believe I was using the CHDK firmware enhancement. Those are my fingers.
The second shot is one of my favorites, of the same critters.