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    Pink "scum" from the rectangular pond in front of Beckman Behavioral Building  
   

 

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Jared Leadbetter
Faculty Member

During much of the year, a pink microbial community is evident on the surfaces of the sediment and submerged lily surfaces, especially towards the Eastern most section of the pond. In the accompanying light micrograph, the microbial cellular nature of this pink “scum” becomes evident.

jleadbetter@caltech.edu

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