Microscopic life abounds in a single drop of pond water. Ciliates and rotifers graze on microscopic reefs of photosynthesizing bacteria & algae. Explore a shimmering underwater world of microbes, photosynthesizing algae and bacteria, all within a single drop of pond water.
Professor Jared Leadbetter studies the morphology of and interactions among these microscopic creatures at the California Institute of Technology. Many thanks to Professor Leadbetter for collaborating on this award-winning footage.