Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale, Coccineis ceticola



Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale.  The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 27025Add To Light Table
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Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale. The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans. Santa Rosa Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 27025
Species: Blue whale, Coccineis diatoms, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 3:2
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