This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an untreated water specimen extracted from a wild stream mainly used to control flooding during inclement weather, revealed the presence of unidentified organisms, which included bacteria, protozoa, and algae. Clearly visible in the center of this image, was a exquisitely-formed unidentified round vescicle-shaped microorganism, which may have been algal, or diatomic. Shaped like an ancient Grecian urn, the almost perfectly rounded smooth, flawless surface was made even more beautiful given its delicate structure.
CDC/ Janice Haney Carr
December 4, 2012
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