Photo of the Week


The Scripps Plankton Cameras mounted at the end of the Scripps Pier are a pair of in situ microscopes that have provided nearly 100,000 images a day of marine life at the millimeter to almost micron scale. During the week of April 20th, 2015, a bloom of helical diatoms drifted into view.  These helices, about 1 millimeter in length, are rarely seen in collected samples as they are extremely fragile. Visit to see images of the marine organisms that are off the pier now and visit the archive for past views.


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