The first sample of the year

Went on a ski-tour the other day and found some open water in the middle of the field:

No, that’s not me on the photo. It’s our beloved dog, Drosjna, 13 years old and still going strong. Here you have a shadow of me:

Was wondering what kind of algae would like to live there. Came back another day with an empty bottle and see here the result:

9-10,5 x 25-34 µm

Navicula‘s all over, gliding elegantly over the chamber bottom. Have to take a closer look to be able to give these busy fellows a better name. Any suggestions?

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