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

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