Freshwater Protists

closeup of thin plants growing out of the water and lily pads
Acadia is known for its scenic views, but if you look up close, you can find remarkable diversity in the ponds and streams throughout the park.

Joseph Philipson, Friends of Acadia, NPS

W. Byers Unger (1941) reported on his detailed work on protozoans in Hamilton Pond. B. W. McCashland (1956) noted 122 species of freshwater protozoans in three phyla present in 25 lakes on Mount Desert Island.

 

Freshwater Protist Research Stories

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