Having fun with my big brother visiting; at one point Georgia and I decided to check out if there was anything in the pond worth looking at in the microscope.
We had grabbed some green slime
And took a look (notice the delicate touch on the stage manipulator)
It looks like that green slime is made of a filamentous unbranched algae that look a lot like they belong in the genus Ulothrix. The cool thing is that the green mess in each cell is probably a weird shaped chloroplast. Right image is at 100x, left at 400x.
Its so viscous and gooey… I wonder if these cells make a capsule or secrete polysaccharides….