Mr. James H. Nicholson
Specimen: Live coral Goniastrea sp., known as green brain coral. One full polyp in the center is shown with four surrounding polyps.
Walled corallites are purple.
Technique: Phase contrast illumination
Mr. Charles Krebs
Specimen: Rotifer Floscularia ringens feeding. Its rapidly beating cilia (hair-like structures) bring water containing food to the rotifer
Technique: Differential interference contrast microscopy
Ms. Christina Zimmerman
Specimen: Lobularia maritima (sweet alyssum)
Technique: Fluorescence, Z-stack of 10 images, 4x
Dr. Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
Specimen: Halammohydra schulzei, a hydra-type fresh-water cnidarian less than 1 millimeter long
Technique: Confocal microscopy
pics via Olympus Bioscapes