These are very short but high resolution video clips filmed with an Olympus inverted microscope equipped with DIC optics and a DP71 camera. These videos are also on You Tube.
Ceratium showing off their flagella!
Gyrodinium spiralis spiraling
Balechina coerulea (Gymnodinium coeruleum)
These cells, all from the same sample, found themselves stuck to the glass - so here are Tintinnids trying to get away!
Codonellopsis orthoceras 1
Codonellopsis orthoceras 2
Attached tintinnids- Detritus Gang
Detritus Gang (Eutintinnus inquilinus) The film shows several tintinnids and a vorticellid ciliate attached to a detritral particle. This particular tintinnid species is unusual in that it is often found attached to something (diatoms, detritus...). The specimens are from a culture started by Fabien Lombard.
A radiolarian, Protocystis xiphodon, showing a what looks like a feeding tube.
Lithoptera fenestrata - focusing through the skeleton to show the complicated 3-D structure
Colonial ciliate (vorticellid, Zoothanium sp) movie
The film shows a colonial ciliate (Zoothanium sp.) expanding and contracting. The cells are feeding when the colony is extended and the entire colony contracts to gethers when disturbed.In the film the colony contracts whenever a copepod comes too close or touches a cell. The colony is from the Bay of Vilefranche in Feb 2012.