How Do Diatoms Move?

Answer

There are several different types of diatoms. Diatoms generally move due to hydration of the fibrils are thread looking items. This allows the fibrils to contract which allows diatoms to move.
1 Additional Answer
Diatoms have crystals that hydrate and stick to surfaces. When the crystals contract they move the diatom. Diatoms live everywhere in the world and can be found in soil, freshwater, and saltwater.
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