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The Purpose of ASLO is to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest.

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What does it mean to be a limnologist or oceanographer? How does aquatic science contribute to society? Learn more about how these fields of science help us understand our planet and how ASLO members share their science with the public.

Photo Contest 2017

Mixed marine diatoms, by Penelope Ajani

1st Place Winner in the Microscopic Imagery Category
Mixed marine diatoms
Photo by ASLO member Penelope Ajani

Using transmission electron microscopy this image captures the diversity and intricacy of both pennate and centric marine diatoms from the east coast of Australia. Each diatom is made up of two silica walls or “frustules”, with each species showing unique pore fields and process patterns. Diatoms are arguably the most beautiful and important organisms on this planet.

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