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"Exploring the Intricate Beauty of Algae: From Ernst Haeckel's Art of Diatom Algae to 19th-Century Cyanotypes" Discover the mesmerizing world of algae

Background imageAlgae Collection: Art of Diatom algae (from Ernst Haeckel)

Art of Diatom algae (from Ernst Haeckel)
Diatoms. Computer-enhanced engraving of assorted species of diatom. Diatoms are a group of single- celled algae. The two main morphological types of diatom are represented here

Background imageAlgae Collection: 19th-century alga cyanotype

19th-century alga cyanotype. Cyanotype of the algae Chylocladia kaliformis, as produced by British botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871). Chylocladia is a seaweed found in European seas and oceans

Background imageAlgae Collection: Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127

Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127
Pressed seaweed specimens collected by women living in Jersey during the 1850s and 1860s

Background imageAlgae Collection: Algues - algae

Algues - algae
Illustration of many varieties of algae. Date: 1930

Background imageAlgae Collection: Plankton, artwork C016 / 3447

Plankton, artwork C016 / 3447
Plankton. Artwork of plankton as viewed under a magnifying glass

Background imageAlgae Collection: Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum

Black truffle, Tuber melanosporum (Tuber cibarium, Tartufo commestibile, Lycoperdon tuber). Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze

Background imageAlgae Collection: Weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) male carries eggs through a kelp forest

Weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) male carries eggs through a kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera) in Tasmania, Australia. Tasmania is the only part of Australia with giant kelp forests

Background imageAlgae Collection: Calcareous phytoplankton, SEM

Calcareous phytoplankton, SEM
Calcareous phytoplankton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the external mineralised structures (coccospheres) of small marine algal organisms called coccolithophores

Background imageAlgae Collection: 19th-century alga cyanotype

19th-century alga cyanotype. Cyanotype of the algae Cystoseira fibrosa, as produced by British botanist Anna Atkins (1799-1871)

Background imageAlgae Collection: Plants / Algae

Plants / Algae
FRESH-WATER ALGAE various species

Background imageAlgae Collection: Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins

Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins
Schizonema Smithii, ca. 1853

Background imageAlgae Collection: Dictyota dichotoma

Dictyota dichotoma
Cyanotype photograph by Anna Atkins, one of the first natural history photographers. From British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, 1853. Date: 1853

Background imageAlgae Collection: Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard. ca. 1903, Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard

Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard. ca. 1903, Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard

Background imageAlgae Collection: Diatom, SEM

Diatom, SEM
Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Stephanopyxis sp. diatom. Diatoms are single-celled photosynthetic algae, of which there are about 100, 000 species

Background imageAlgae Collection: Diatom, SEM

Diatom, SEM
Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Triceratium morlandii diatom. Diatoms are single-celled photosynthetic algae, of which there are about 100, 000 species

Background imageAlgae Collection: Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe

Undersea exploration in 16th-century Europe
Underwater diver and man-at-arms, France, 1532. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageAlgae Collection: Discosphaera tubifera, coccolithophore

Discosphaera tubifera, coccolithophore
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) showing the unicellular planktonic algae Discosphaera tubifera from the North Atlantic surrounded by a sphere of calcite plates - coccoliths

Background imageAlgae Collection: Fucus bulbosus, kelp

Fucus bulbosus, kelp
Plate 161 from Fuci, or coloured figures and descriptions of the Plants referred by botanists to the genus Fucus (1808-1819), Volume III, by Mary Dawson Turner

Background imageAlgae Collection: Microcystis blue-green alga

Microcystis blue-green alga
Blue-green algae. Coloured transmission electron micrograph of a single cell of the blue-green algae Microcystis aeruginosa (also known as Anacystis cyanea)

Background imageAlgae Collection: D2x070611242

D2x070611242
Tourists on the boardwalk around the Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wyoming, United States of America, North America

Background imageAlgae Collection: Pentire Point, Polzeath, Cornwall, England, UK

Pentire Point, Polzeath, Cornwall, England, UK

Background imageAlgae Collection: Fucus radiatus, kelp

Fucus radiatus, kelp

Background imageAlgae Collection: Diatom alga, SEM

Diatom alga, SEM
Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of the mineralised cell wall (frustule) of an unidentified diatom. This is a planktonic unicellular alga

Background imageAlgae Collection: Water fleas (Daphnia sp. ) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond

Water fleas (Daphnia sp. ) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond
Water fleas (Daphnia sp.) and a green algae (Volvox aureus) in water from a garden pond. Derbyshire, UK. September. Digital composite

Background imageAlgae Collection: Patterns made in sand by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta

Patterns made in sand by Mint-sauce worms (Symsagittifera roscoffensis / Convoluta roscoffensis) sunbathing at low tide to allow the symbiotic algae to photosynthesise

Background imageAlgae Collection: Marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral

Marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral
Collection of marine plants, leaves and seaweed, coral

Background imageAlgae Collection: Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in oxbow lake of the Aare River, Switzerland

Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in oxbow lake of the Aare River, Switzerland

Background imageAlgae Collection: Ewens Ponds, spring fed limestone ponds at the Ewens Ponds Conservation Park, South Australia

Ewens Ponds, spring fed limestone ponds at the Ewens Ponds Conservation Park, South Australia, Australia March 2015. Photographed for The Freshwater Project

Background imageAlgae Collection: Cup lichen (Cladonia floerkeana)

Cup lichen (Cladonia floerkeana)
Lichen fruiting bodies (red). This lichen species is Cladonia floerkeana, found on heaths and moorlands. Lichens are formed from a symbiotic association between a fungus and an alga

Background imageAlgae Collection: Dried seaweed, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, Chile

Dried seaweed, Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, Chile

Background imageAlgae Collection: Waterfall near the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Waterfall near the Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAlgae Collection: Diatoms, SEM

Diatoms, SEM
Diatoms. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of diatoms (Campylodiscus sp.). These microscopic, single-celled algae possess rigid and finely-sculpted cell walls known as frustules

Background imageAlgae Collection: SEM of diatoms and blue-green algae

SEM of diatoms and blue-green algae
Diatoms & blue-green algae. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of groups of Navicula sp. diatoms (brown). Also seen in the image are strands of blue-green algae (blue)

Background imageAlgae Collection: Macrocystis pyrifera, giant kelp

Macrocystis pyrifera, giant kelp
Giant kelp, also known as kelp forest, seaweed and sea grass. Specimen annotated as Macrocystis pirifera from South Africa, held at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageAlgae Collection: Acanthoica acanthifera, coccosphere

Acanthoica acanthifera, coccosphere
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a coccosphere, collected in the North Atlantic (x 25, 000 on negative). Artificially coloured by computer

Background imageAlgae Collection: Coelosphaeridium, calcareous alga

Coelosphaeridium, calcareous alga

Background imageAlgae Collection: Diatoms

Diatoms
Selected slide of a group of fossil diatoms collected from Bori, Hungary in September 1895 and viewed under the light microscipe using differential interfereance contrast

Background imageAlgae Collection: Fossilised diatoms, SEM

Fossilised diatoms, SEM

Background imageAlgae Collection: Dinoflagellate plankton, SEM

Dinoflagellate plankton, SEM
Dinoflagellate plankton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the calcareous (calcium-based) test (shell) of a dinoflagellate Calciodinellum sp

Background imageAlgae Collection: Water vole (Arvicola terrestris) in captivity, United Kingdom, Europe

Water vole (Arvicola terrestris) in captivity, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAlgae Collection: UTAH. USA. Mount Magog reflected in White Pine Lake at sunrise. Bear River Range

UTAH. USA. Mount Magog reflected in White Pine Lake at sunrise. Bear River Range. Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Background imageAlgae Collection: Sandy beach with algae-covered rocks at Balranald, on the west coast of North Uist

Sandy beach with algae-covered rocks at Balranald, on the west coast of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
ROG-13709 Sandy beach with algae-covered rocks at Balranald on the west coast of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageAlgae Collection: Swarthy Parrotfish - about to bite into a coral polyp. The fish does not devour the coral but

Swarthy Parrotfish - about to bite into a coral polyp. The fish does not devour the coral but the algae that lives in
VT-8716 Swarthy Parrotfish - about to bite into a coral polyp. The fish does not devour the coral but the algae that lives in and on the static animal. Heron Island. Great Barrier Reef. Australia

Background imageAlgae Collection: Cladostephus spongiosus, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins

Cladostephus spongiosus, ca. 1853. Creator: Anna Atkins
Cladostephus spongiosus, ca. 1853

Background imageAlgae Collection: Black and white illustration of Ulva sp. (Sea lettuce)

Black and white illustration of Ulva sp. (Sea lettuce)

Background imageAlgae Collection: The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by

The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard

Background imageAlgae Collection: Lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus)

Lichen (Teloschistes chrysophthalmus) growing on a blackthorn (Prunus spinosa). Lichens are symbiotic organisms formed of a fungus and an alga that mutually benefit one another

Background imageAlgae Collection: Applecross beach

Applecross beach, Wester Ross, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe



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"Exploring the Intricate Beauty of Algae: From Ernst Haeckel's Art of Diatom Algae to 19th-Century Cyanotypes" Discover the mesmerizing world of algae, as we delve into its diverse forms and captivating allure. Ernst Haeckel's stunning illustrations in "Art of Diatom Algae" showcase the intricate patterns and delicate structures that make these organisms so fascinating. Algues - algae, a term encompassing various species, offer a glimpse into the wonders of marine life. Pressed seaweed specimens C016 / 6127 provide tangible evidence of their existence, preserving their beauty for generations to appreciate. Transporting us back in time, a 19th-century alga cyanotype captures the essence of these ancient organisms. The blue hues evoke a sense of tranquility while reminding us of algae's enduring presence throughout history. Calcareous phytoplankton observed through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) reveals their microscopic intricacies. These tiny calcified organisms play an essential role in marine ecosystems, contributing to both biodiversity and carbon cycling. In the enchanting realm beneath the waves, witness the remarkable sight of a male weedy seadragon carrying eggs through a kelp forest. This awe-inspiring display showcases how algae serves as vital habitat and nourishment for countless marine creatures. Discosphaera tubifera, a coccolithophore with its ornate structure visible under SEM, highlights nature's ability to create intricate masterpieces on even microscopic scales. Such marvels remind us that beauty exists at every level within our natural world. Returning to cyanotypes from Anna Atkins' collection dating back to ca. 1853, we are reminded once again how early pioneers recognized and celebrated algae's aesthetic appeal long before it gained scientific recognition. From Dictyota dichotoma's elegant fronds swaying gently underwater to diatoms observed under SEM revealing their geometric precision, algae showcases the diversity and resilience of plant life in aquatic environments.