billy dalto

I'm an algae enthusiast based in San Francisco.

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The colonial diatom Chaetoceros debilis. I’m ‘bout that.

The colonial diatom Chaetoceros debilis. I’m ‘bout that.

(Source: nikonsmallworld.com)

You ain’t gotta like it ‘cause the hood gone love it.

You ain’t gotta like it ‘cause the hood gone love it.

(Source: flickr.com)

The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi is pretty easy on the eyes.

The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi is pretty easy on the eyes.

(Source: cell.com)

I can never remember which one is filled with caramel.

I can never remember which one is filled with caramel.

(Source: Flickr / casgeology)

BREAKING NEWS: an arrangement of radiolarians, roughly 3mm in diameter.

BREAKING NEWS: an arrangement of radiolarians, roughly 3mm in diameter.

(Source: Flickr / casgeology)

Tags: radiolaria
This is a pennate diatom smooching a cyanobacteria filament. Prokaryotes deserve love too.

This is a pennate diatom smooching a cyanobacteria filament. Prokaryotes deserve love too.

(Source: Flickr / w_lanier)

If anyone needs me, I’ll be off teaching myself to keep my mouth closed when I’m not speaking.

If anyone needs me, I’ll be off teaching myself to keep my mouth closed when I’m not speaking.

(Source: Flickr / casgeology)

The usual suspects.

The usual suspects.

(Source: Flickr / casgeology)

I don’t give foraminiferans enough love. This is a Halkyardia minima.

I don’t give foraminiferans enough love. This is a Halkyardia minima.

(Source: Flickr / museumwales)

Tags: foraminifera
Party time.

Party time.

(Source: Flickr / casgeology)