Protists are organisms in the kingdom Protista. These organisms are eukaryotes, meaning they are made up of single or multiple cells which all contain a nucleus enclosed by a membrane. The protists are a diverse group of eukaryotes that cannot be classified as animals, plants, or fungi.
Organisms in the Protista kingdom include amoebae, red algae
, dinoflagellates, diatoms, euglena and slime molds.
Also Known As: Protista
One type of protist in the marine environment is Irish moss
, which is a species of red algae.