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Silk Algae

Scientific Name: Spyrogyra spp.
 
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Filaments very slippery; when algae removed from water, filaments form a fine point. 
Forms extensive floating mats that are usually grass green.
Most abundant in early spring and usually dissipates by mid-summer.
Spirogyra spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Spirogyra spp. taken by Graves Lovell

Spirogyra spp. taken by Graves Lovell

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