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dinoflagellates

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  • n. Plural form of dinoflagellate.

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  • As mystical as it appears, for the single-celled organisms known as dinoflagellates that live in sea water, emitting pinpoints of light is a simple defense mechanism.

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  • At least 60 species of one-celled algae called dinoflagellates produce defensive toxins that also poison the human digestive and nervous systems.

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  • It's also the factor behind the renowned Bio Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where floating microorganisms called dinoflagellates leave neon-blue trails when disturbed.

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  • This is caused by tiny, bioluminescent phytoplankton called dinoflagellates, which glow in a manner not too dissimilar from fireflies.

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  • Dr Harding and his former PhD student Dr James Eldrett have reconstructed the environmental conditions over the Vøring Plateau over this time period by carefully analysing the fossilised remains of organic debris and cysts of tiny aquatic organisms called dinoflagellates from sediment cores.

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  • Post-transport ballast water contains high densities of both holoplankton, organisms such as dinoflagellates and jellyfish that spend their entire life as plankton, and meroplankton, the temporary larval stages of crustaceans, worms, and fish.

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  • Post-transport ballast water contains high densities of both holoplankton, organisms such as dinoflagellates and jellyfish that spend their entire life as Figure 2b.

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  • The bioluminescent Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, captures and retains large amounts of naturally occurring dinoflagellates that glow when disturbed.

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  • Larger autrophic protists such as diatoms and dinoflagellates typically occur in concentrations of about one cell per ml.

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  • Usually in surface waters there are about a thousand per ml of small flagellates which feed on bacteria (both autotrophic and heterotrophic prokaryotes) and 1 or 2 ciliates, oligotrichs (Fig 2B) and tintinnids (Fig 2C) or heterotrophic dinoflagellates which feed on autotrophic protists.

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