a (living) Foraminifera

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Franz Neidl
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a (living) Foraminifera

Post by Franz Neidl »

I found this member of the Foraminifera in the marine plankton. The diameter was +/- 390 µm. The species: probably Planorbulina mediterranensis.
First picture: Obj. 10x, DIC, stack with 10 pics
second picture: Obj. 20x, DIC, stack with 8 pics


By the way: the name "Foraminifera" comes from Latin and means: "hole bearers". You can see the holes...



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Post by Mitch640 »

Beautiful shots Franz. I looked him up on Google and your images are better than anything they have. LOL

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Post by Charles Krebs »

Really nice Franz. These are so interesting. I happened across a nice one in a sample I took yesterday.. but it moved slowly and I don't think I was able to get a useful stack.

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Post by BJ »


Really nice - I particularly like the first. I keep trying to get good photos of fossil forams....but no success yet.


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