Pond Scum, (Chlorella)

Tiny White Flowers Decorated Scum
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Ometepe Island lay inside Lake Nicaragua, a huge freshwater lake. Pond scum had formed alongside the shore and underneath a tree that dropped tiny white flowers onto the scum.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Ometepe Island internal link Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:58:29 Saturday 19 November 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_1887
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A Wall Of Pond Scum
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By shooting straight down on a scum covered part of an aqueduct floor, the illusion was created of a wall of pond scum.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Capay Farms "Farm Fresh To You" internal link Tour   •  Capay, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 14:01:05 Saturday 12 March 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3745
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Pond Scum Beginning To Dry Out
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Pond scum near the gates that controlled spring water-flow were now beginning to dry out as summer neared.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Capay Farms "Farm Fresh To You" internal link Tour   •  Capay, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:31:14 Saturday 12 March 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3701
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Swirls From Slow Moving Water
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At the other end of the aqueduct there was a slow flow of water that had shaped this pond scum into a swirling pattern.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Capay Farms "Farm Fresh To You" internal link Tour   •  Capay, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:30:48 Saturday 12 March 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3700
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Pale Green Scum Covered Overflow
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A pale green pond scum had grown to cover the area just below the overflow of a now dry aqueduct. The vivid green might have been due to the presence of rich compost in the nearby farm soil.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Capay Farms "Farm Fresh To You" internal link Tour   •  Capay, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 28 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 13:30:39 Saturday 12 March 2011)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_3699
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Scum In A Marina
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Winds blowing across the bay has slowly driven pond scum into the marina at Treasure Island. Here is what it looked like close into shore. Notice the masts reflected in the water.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Summer Sailstice 2008 internal link   •  Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 27 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 12:49:20 Saturday 21 June 2008)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0315
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Gathered Around Boats
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Wind driven pond scum could turn any elegant marina into a shabby copy of itself.


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Summer Sailstice 2008 internal link   •  Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 27 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:48:50 Saturday 21 June 2008)   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #05_0008TNT
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Fallen Trees
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Years earlier, two trees had fallen into a depression high in the Wyoming mountains. Rain and snow filled the depression resulting in lily pads and algae (pond scum).


Pond Scum (Chlorella) external link   •  Mountains of Western Wyoming   •  (Photo posted Saturday 27 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken in 1994)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Wyoming_08
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