Annual Winners

2012 Photomicrography Competition

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2012 Photomicrography Competition

Dr. Bruno Pernet & Dr. Russell Zimmer

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Biological Sciences
Long Beach, California, USA

Subject Matter:

Membranipora sp. (a bryozoan found on seaweed and kelp)

- see: Seaweed

Stereomicroscopy (image processing in Photoshop)

see: stereomicroscopy

“The colony of animals was growing on kelp, and Dr. Russell Zimmer, a bryozoan expert, showed me how to section the seaweed so that one could turn a “strip” of the colony on its side in a drop of seawater and photograph it with the feeding tentacles (the lophophore) extended.” - Bruno Pernet