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.

Dinoflagellate movies:

Ceratium showing off their flagella

Ceratium platycorne

 

Ceratium tripos

Gyrodinium spiralis spiraling

Balechina coerulea (Gymnodinium coeruleum)

Tintinnid movies

Codonellopsis orthoceras 1

Codonellopsis orthoceras 2

 

Tintinnidium

 

Codonellopsis morchella

 

Eutintinnus inquilinus trying to feed

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.

Radiolarian movies

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, Zoothamnium sp) movie

The film shows a colonial ciliate (Zoothamnium sp.) expanding and contracting. The cells are feeding when the colony is extended and the entire colony contracts as one 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.