07. January 2016 · Press release

More images of the alga Melosira arctica

Photos for the press release alga of the year 2016: Sea Ice Alga Melosira arctica – winner or loser of climate change?

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The "curtains" of Melosira arctica hanging from the ice floe are about three meters lang. Photo and ©: Julian Gutt, AWI
Ice alga Melosira arctica also thrives in Arctic melt ponds. Photo and ©: Stefan Hendricks, AWI
Top view on a melt pond, which is inhabited inside by the alga Melosira arctica. Photo and © Anique Stecher, AWI
The long chains of single cells of Melosira arctica become visible under the light microscope. The apear on brownish orange since the contain typical Fucoxanthin pigments, which help the alga to carry out photosynthesis also in the twlight. Photo and © Madlen Franze, AWI
The long chains of single cells of Melosira arctica become visible under the light microscope. The apear on brownish orange since the contain typical Fucoxanthin pigments, which help the alga to carry out photosynthesis also in the twlight. Photo and © Madlen Franze, AWI
The electron microscope uncovers Melosira arctica's shell made of ist die Schale aus silica, which is typical for all diatoms, but cannot be seen with the naked eye. Photo and © Lars Friedrichs, AWI
This Melosira arctica was drawn by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg in the 1850s from a sample, which was collected in Melville Bay in the Northwest of Iceland. Photo of the original image of the Ehrenberg Collection, © Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Samlpes of the alga Melosira arctica, which were collected from explorer Fridtjof Nansen on his expedition to North Pole in 1894. Photo and © Fenina Buttler, AWI