MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.
The name rotifer is derived from Latin (rota="wheel"; fera="to bear") and refers to the crown of cilia that surrounds the corona (head) of this animal, which is used for locomotion and feeding. The cilia are arranged in two circles and when they are beating, resemble two wheels spinning.
coccolithophorid - marine organism Courtesy of Philippe Crassous Image Details Instrument used: Quanta Family Magnification: 14269 Horizontal Field Width: micron Vacuum: mbar Voltage: 10 Spot: Working Distance: 10 mm Detector: SE
Dinoflagellate: any of numerous chiefly marine plankton of the phylum Pyrrophyta (or, in some classification schemes, the order Dinoflagellata), usually having two flagella, one in a groove around the body and the other extending from its cente
FOR THE AGES Single-celled foraminifera helped to create the materials used in some of the world’s great monuments, and are also very valuable in telling Earth’s history because they produce shells that make good fossils.