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Mendota Diatoms: A local field guide to Wisconsin algae

Thomas Shannon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Limnology has created this website dedicated to the diatoms one can find in Wisconsin's Lake Mendota (and, by extension, other lakes in the region.) Diatoms are a type of algae that play a crucial role in the ecosystem: they are an important food source for zooplankton and insects and, through the process of photosynthesis, create...