Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lagenammina atlantica from the Faroe-Shetland Channel



Onno Groß president of DEEPWAVE a NGO for the protection of the oceans has provided numerous SEM-images of benthic foraminifera found at the shelf+continental slope of the Faroe-Shetland channel. The depth ranges from 155m to 1200m.
(see station-list to the right).







A prominent bathyal species for the North Atlantic is Lagenammina atlantica. This specimen has used volcanic glas to build its test.

Find the whole collection at www.foraminifera.eu/faroe.html