Phylum of unicellular flagellates which botanists treat as a separate division, Cryptophyta, but which zoologists treat as the flagellate order Cryptomonadida. Some photosynthetic species form commensal relationships with marine corals to their mutual benefit.
Information from Wikipedia on this small group of flagellates, most of which have chloroplasts.
The Mystery of the Foam on the Sea Shore
Article by Wim van Egmond on the microscopic alga Phaeocystis, which forms part of the phytoplankton and is believed to be the cause of foam on the sea.
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