2012 Photomicrography Competition

Image of Distinction

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

Dr. Bruno Pernet Dr. Russell Zimmer

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

Stereomicroscopy (image processing in Photoshop)


“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