My goal is to document the algae (and associated protozoans) from the local area.  I started this project in 2001 for a phycology course taught by Dr. Michael Gretz at Michigan Technological University.  Since then I have continued to expand and develop this website with his assistance.  Enjoy the collection but note that I may have mis-identified some specimens, especially when identified to species.  Please feel free to submit questions, comments, or corrections (
Phylogenetic relationships based on ref. 1, 2, 4.  
Number of hits since Oct 31, 2006