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Noctiluca scintillans

dinoflagellate bloom of Noctiluca scintillans on north-west coast Tas. Mon 13 March 2017

Noctiluca scintillans

About this species

Individually these critters are tiny and not usually visible to the naked eye. There are documented cases in Tasmania in which dense 'red tides' of Noctiluca, a type of phytoplankton, has bloomed in response to a combination of increased nutrient loads and warming waters. Read more…

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