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Algae is a photosynthetic plant that grows in water. Macroalgae are large and complex (e.g. seaweed). Microalgae are microscopic and simple, with each individual plant – or cell –  being invisible to the naked eye. Microalgae can be found in rivers, dams, lakes, waterways, and oceans. While individual cells can't be seen with the naked eye, together microalgae can grow and group together, turning the water it lives and grows in shades of green, red, and gold. In some cases, this microalgae can be bio-luminescent. (https://www.uts.edu.au/climate-change-cluster/our-research/deep-green-biotech-hub/education-and-outreach/what-algae)‚Äč

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are a type of microscopic, algae-like bacteria which inhabit freshwater, coastal and marine waters. Cyanobacteria photosynthesise like plants and have similar requirements for sunlight, nutrients and carbon dioxide to grow and produce oxygen. There are many different varieties of cyanobacteria. While often a green or blue-green colour, they can also be white, brown, blue, yellow-brown, or red. (https://www.waterquality.gov.au/issues/blue-green-algae)

63 species

Anabaena sp. (A filamentous cyanobacteria)

Anabaena sp.
Anabaena sp.
Anabaena sp.
Anabaena sp.
Anabaena sp.
Anabaena sp.

Batrachospermum sp. (Freshwater Algae)

Chaetomorpha aerea (Hair-shaped Green Algae)

Chaetophoraceae (Green Algae)

Chaetophoraceae
Chaetophoraceae
Chaetophoraceae
Chaetophoraceae
Chaetophoraceae
Chaetophoraceae

Chara sp. (Stonewort)

Chara sp. (genus) (A charophyte green algae)

Chara sp. (genus)
Chara sp. (genus)
Chara sp. (genus)
Chara sp. (genus)
Chara sp. (genus)
Chara sp. (genus)

Characeae (family) (Stonewort (A freshwater algae))

Characeae (family)
Characeae (family)
Characeae (family)
Characeae (family)
Characeae (family)
Characeae (family)

Cladophora coelothrix (A filamentous green algae)

Closterium ehrenbergii (A green alga, Desmidiaceae)

Closterium ehrenbergii
Closterium ehrenbergii
Closterium ehrenbergii
Closterium ehrenbergii
Closterium ehrenbergii
Closterium ehrenbergii

Closterium keutzingii (A freshwater algae)

Closterium keutzingii
Closterium keutzingii
Closterium keutzingii
Closterium keutzingii
Closterium keutzingii
Closterium keutzingii

Closterium sp. (A green freshwater algae)

Closterium sp.
Closterium sp.
Closterium sp.
Closterium sp.
Closterium sp.
Closterium sp.

Corallinaceae (Red Algae)

Cosmarium obsoletum (A freshwater algae)

Cosmarium obsoletum
Cosmarium obsoletum

Cosmarium sp. (A freshwater algae)

Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.
Cosmarium sp.

Draparnaldia sp. (A green filamentous algae)

Draparnaldia sp.
Draparnaldia sp.
Draparnaldia sp.
Draparnaldia sp.
Draparnaldia sp.
Draparnaldia sp.

Euastrum deltata var. bengalicum (A Euastrum green algae)

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